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Pocket telescope

Object Number: 
1940.454
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 )
Marks: 
engraved: on side of eyepiece: "Dallond / London"
Description: 
Cylindrical brass pocket telescope wrapped in varnished twine, with retractable eyepiece.
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of F. E. Ogden, Sr.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group