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Pocket telescope

Pocket telescope
Pocket telescope
Title
Pocket telescope
Date 
ca. 1820
Medium 
Brass, glass, twine
Dimensions 
closed: 1 1/4 x 5 1/4 x 1 1/4 in. ( 3.2 x 13.3 x 3.2 cm ) open: 1 1/4 x 6 1/4 x 1 1/4 in. ( 3.2 x 15.9 x 3.2 cm )
Description 
Cylindrical brass pocket telescope wrapped in varnished twine, with retractable eyepiece.
Credit Line 
Gift of F. E. Ogden, Sr.
Object Number 
1940.454
Marks 
engraved: on side of eyepiece: "Dallond / London"
Gallery Label 
According to the accession records, this object is a relic of Captain G. F. Lyon's "Haela" and "Fury" expedition in search of a Northwest Passage.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group