Ayscough, James, 1754
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photo - objective
Basic Info

Maker: Ayscough, James

Year: 1754

Year Range: -

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Manufacturing Location: London, England

Signature: Ayscough London Inv et Fecit No 185 [on objective], Ayscough / LONDON / Inv t et Fecit [side 1 of eyepiece], No 365 [side 2 of eyepiece], Short [side 3 of eyepiece]

Signature Notes:


No stand present.

Collection: Coll. Willach

Accession #: 40


Project investigation.

Public Notes:

Only two survive. Includes sheet describing how it works. Long focus-- extend tube at both ends, higher magnification, calmer sea. Shorter focus-- push tubes in, lower mag, rough seas. This lens is cracked.

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Optical Basics

Objective type: unconfirmed

Optical style multiple objective

Physical style

Functional style maritime

Materials: brass, glass

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