Main Tube, Telescope, Springfield Newtonian, and Misc. parts

Main Tube, Telescope, Springfield Newtonian, and Misc. parts

     

This is the tube assembly, including a shaft, for a Springfield - style Newtonian telescope with an equatorial head and 8-inch mirror optical assembly. The manufacturer is unknown, but the design is a faithful rendition of Russell W. Porter’s design and instruments made on that design by John Pierce in the 1930s. Mr. Steve Smith, the donor, reported that his uncle, Harvey L. Walsh, found this telescope on a Virginia farm during a trip. He does not know when this happened or where the farm was. Walsh purchased the telescope and then restored it.

Gift of Stephen T. Smith.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Type
INSTRUMENTS-Scientific

Materials
Aluminum, Cork, Steel, Brass, Plastic
Dimensions
3-D: 172.7 x 25.4cm (68 x 10 in.)
3-D (Equatorial Head): 91.4 x 91.4cm (36 x 36 in.)
Other (declination counterweight): 66cm (26 in.)

This is the tube assembly, including a shaft, for a Springfield - style Newtonian telescope with an equatorial head and 8-inch mirror optical assembly. The manufacturer is unknown, but the design is a faithful rendition of Russell W. Porter’s design and instruments made on that design by John Pierce in the 1930s. Mr. Steve Smith, the donor, reported that his uncle, Harvey L. Walsh, found this telescope on a Virginia farm during a trip. He does not know when this happened or where the farm was. Walsh purchased the telescope and then restored it.

Gift of Stephen T. Smith.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Type
INSTRUMENTS-Scientific

Materials
Aluminum, Cork, Steel, Brass, Plastic
Dimensions
3-D: 172.7 x 25.4cm (68 x 10 in.)
3-D (Equatorial Head): 91.4 x 91.4cm (36 x 36 in.)
Other (declination counterweight): 66cm (26 in.)

ID: A20050388000