Ribright, Thomas, 1750 c.+25
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photo - whole telescope
Basic Info

Maker: Ribright, Thomas

Year: 1750 c.+25

Year Range: -

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Manufacturing Location: England


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No stand present.

Collection: Louwman Collection of Historic Telescopes

Accession #: LC 222


Cocquyt, Tiemen. "400 Years of Telescopes" booklet, Zeeuws Museum, 2008. Item 41.

Louwman, P.J.K., and Zuidervaart, H.J., "A Certain Instrument for Seeing Far: Four Centuries of Styling the Telescope Illustrated by a Selection of Treasures from the Louwman Collection of Historic Telescopes". Wassenaar, 2013. p.168. #222.

Public Notes:

"Small spyglass combined with a sewing kit (length 11.5 cm). Covered spiroidly with green coloured and polished lizard leather between silver fittings. Unsigned, but attributed to Thomas Ribright, who according to a 1749-patent had the exclusive right of producing this kind of luxurious telescopes with accessories. Third quarter of the eighteenth century" (Louwman and Zuidervaart, 2013).

Length (open):

Length (closed): 115


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Optical Basics

Objective type: singlet

Optical style

Physical style spyglass

Functional style

Materials: leather, silver

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