Telescope

Object Number: 
1947.125
Date: 
1820-1850
Medium: 
Brass, glass
Dimensions: 
closed: 20 3/4 x 2 5/8 in. ( 52.7 x 6.7 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on side of inner cylinder: "B. Wood / Liverpool"
Description: 
Hand-held telescope with brass casing.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this telescope once belonged to Captain Watson Ferris (1804-1853), great-uncle of the donors. Ferris served as captain of the "Liverpool," the "Westchester," and the "St. George."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Anna Gertrude Ferris, Miss Katherine Livingstone Ferris, and Mr. Gilbert Bishop Ferris
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group