Spyglass

Collection Type

  • Tools and equipment

Date

1812-1840

GUSN

GUSN-18482

Description

Collapsible telescope, mahogany body and brass pieces: lid, eyepiece, extensions. Eyepiece may be closed or opened with small slip cover.

Details

Descriptive Terms

telescopes
brass (alloy)
mahogany (wood)
TelescopeTelescope

Inscription

Carved on body: ""R.H. Tucker./ Wiscasset Me."" Engraved on base of 1st extension: ""U.S. Navy [symbol] 21145/ [T]lofslin Wien""

Associated Building

Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Optical T&E

Dimensions

10 1/2 (H), 2 1/8 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker

Accession Number

1998.507