Reference numberMOB/020
TitleGlass lens by John Flamsteed
ArtistBorel, Pierre
Dateearly 17th century
DescriptionAn object glass of 90 feet focal length which belonged to John Flamsteed. The surface is plain with some chips around the glass edge. A label at the top of the glass is inscribed: '"Object glass (Venetian) of 90 feet focal legth which belonged to Flamstead: presented to the RS by James Hodgson FRS in 1737" RS. N. 25'
Extent1 lens
FormatScientific Instrument
NotesOn loan to the Science Museum 1932- 2019
Access statusOpen
ProvenancePresented by James Hodgson FRS in 1737; recorded in The Record of the Royal Society , 1940
URL descriptionDigital version available on The Royal Society Picture Library
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8219Flamsteed; John (1646 - 1719); astronomer1646 - 1719
NA3285Hodgson; James (1672 - 1755)1672 - 1755
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