Telescope lens cap: HMCS Victoria

Collection ID REL34389.002
Collection type Technology
Title Telescope lens cap: HMCS Victoria
Object type Optical equipment
Maker T. Gaunt Optician

Removable brass lens cap from 19th Century single draw telescope (REL34389.001) acquired from HMCS Victoria - a steam sloop operated by the Victorian Government from 1856 - 1896. The cap was originally finished in polished metal with a protective varnish coat. The cap has been cracked and then repaired with plain solder. There is evidence of a scratched inscription inside the cap.

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