Dollond, 1780 c.
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photo - whole telescope
Basic Info

Maker: Dollond

Year: 1780 c.

Year Range: -

Year Notes:

Manufacturing Location: London, England

Signature: Dollond / London

Signature Notes:


No stand present.

Collection: National Maritime Museum

Accession #: NAV1531


Royal Museums Greenwich. "Achromatic telescope". [Accessed: June 2016].

Public Notes:

Museum Description:
"The wooden barrel of this Galilean telescope is covered in dyed rayskin (shagreen), while the single draw tube is made of brass. A thumbwheel on the eyepiece allows the viewer to select one of four lenses of different magnifying powers. The lenses are numbered from 1 to 4 and there are numbered stop lines on the draw tube, indicating the optimum length corresponding to each of these lenses. The screw-on cap for the objective lens is missing. The maker's name appears on the draw tube as 'Dollond / London'. This was the firm established by Peter Dollond (1731–1820)" (Royal Museums Greenwich).


Caird Collection

Length (open): 107

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Exit pupil:

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Optical Basics

Objective type: unconfirmed

Optical style galilean

Physical style

Functional style

Materials: shagreen, wood, glass, brass

Optical/Lab Data

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Objective Data