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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection

 

Telescope

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Accession no.: Y: 2018/13
Object name: Telescope
Title: Telescope
Description: A handheld telescoping spyglass with no visible maker's mark that belonged to Charles W.R. Royds. Both the eyepiece and the surround for the objective lens are brass and the tubular body is wrapped in green, woven, wool blanket fabric that has been roughly hand stitched with cotton thread along the seam. Royds gave the telescope to his godson, Marshall May, on the passing of the latter from the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth.
Classified name:
SPRI theme
Geographic area
UDC 681.75
Geographic UDC
Getty AAT telescopes
Field collection:
Person May, Lieutenant Commander Vivian Edward Marshall
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A handheld telescoping spyglass with no visible maker's mark. Both the eyepiece and the surround for the objective lens are brass and the tubular metal body is wrapped in green, woven, wool blanket fabric that has been roughly hand stitched with blue cotton thread along the seam. The body beneath the cloth is made from a single piece of white metal, brushed with lacquer to a brown finish in the longest central part. A length of brown cotton thread has been wrapped around the eyepiece, beneath the removable surround.

Dimensions:
  • Length: 477mm, diameter: 41mm
Associated person(s):
  • : Royds, Charles William Rawson ( - )
Associated expedition(s):
  • : British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) (1901 - 1904)
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