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Object ID 1952.004
Object Name Telescope
Collection Scientific Instruments
Credit line Gift of Mr. Frank Dickerson
Year Range from 1790
Year Range to 1806
Made Edward Nairne
Makers mark Engraved "Nairne / London" on the brass plate in front of the front lens.
Description Shipmaster's refracting nautical telescope that consists of a long, ten-sided mahogany body with a sliding brass lens cap at one end and an adjustable brass eyepiece at the opposite end.
Dimensions L-47.5 Dia-1.75 inches
Dimension Details Length when collapsed; when fully extended it is 57" long.
Owned Rumford family
Provenance According to the donor, the telescope came from the Rumford family of 107 East 6th Street, Wilmington, who is said to have owned a fleet of ships.
Subjects Telescopes
Ship equipment & rigging
Search Terms Telescopes
Rumford Family
Wilmington
Edward Nairne
New Castle County
Material Wood; brass
Place of Origin London, England