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Atlantic Neptune Part 1 – Item 22 of 23

telescope
Telescope, 19th century. Mahogany, glass, brass.
Courtesy USS Constitution Museum. USSCM Cat. #1050.3a; USSCM Cat. #265.1
This telescope has a single draw tube with brass fittings. Telescopes like this were commonly used on board ships in the 19th century for making general observations.

 

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