Image Archive



Detailed Record


Title: Telescope, 1853

Accession Number: 1943.1179
Category: INSTRUMENTS - TELESCOPES & SPYGLASSES
Type: telescope
Maker: Messer, T. T.
Place: USA, NH, Portsmouth; England, London
Date: 1853
Materials:
Description: Spyglass made by T.T. Messer in 1853. Messer was an instrament maker in London, England. This spyglass was made for George Blunt Wendell, a shipmaster and modelmaker (1831-1881). The spyglass has a woven casing and a woven lanyard attached. It is engraved with the following: "George B. Wendell/ Portsmouth, N.H./ 1853" and "T. T. Messer - London/ Day and Night".

Mystic Seaport Image ID m116787    Information regarding reproductions