Object Title

Telescope

Telescope

Date

1812

Object Number

XVI.74

Provenance

Bequeathed by Sir Bernard Eckstein, Bt., 1948.

Physical Description

Of brass the outer case of wood. A brass plate is attached that reads 'TELESCOPE BY BERGE OF LONDON USED BY THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON AT THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO, PRESENTED BY THE DUKE TO SIR ROBERT PEEL.' Signed by the maker BERGE LONDON LATE RAMSDEN.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length, closed: 12 in. (305 mm.), Overall length, open: 43.5 in (1105 mm); Diameter: 80mm. Weight: 2 lb 8 oz (1.280 kg).

Inscriptions and Marks

On wood , brass plate says - Telescope by Berge of London used by Duke of Wellington at the Battle of Waterloo . Presented by the Duke To Sir Robert Peel. On the second to last slide engraved is - Berge London Late Ramsden.

Associations

Places England