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Portable telescope.

Portable telescope.
Portable telescope.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: D9416
Description: A portable brass reflecting telescope, with two eyepieces, one a later replacement, and folding tripod. The telescope can be dismantled and fitted into its mahogany travelling box. Jesse Ramsden of London was one of the leading makers of astronomical instruments of his time and supplied observatories in many parts of Europe. This telescope is an example of the smaller instruments he produced for teachers of astronomy and individual observers.
Creator: Jesse Ramsden
Date: c.1775-80
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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