Springfield Newtonian Telescope, Primary Mirror

Springfield Newtonian Telescope, Primary Mirror

     

This is an 8-inch diameter mirror for a Springfield - style Newtonian telescope. 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. Smith does not know if it was ever operational, but an inspection reveals that it is complete and should be operational.

Gift of Stephen T. Smith.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Type
INSTRUMENTS-Scientific

Materials
Glass, Paint, Silver, Paper, Adhesive
Dimensions
3-D: 2.5 x 20.3cm (1 x 8 in.)

This is an 8-inch diameter mirror for a Springfield - style Newtonian telescope. 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. Smith does not know if it was ever operational, but an inspection reveals that it is complete and should be operational.

Gift of Stephen T. Smith.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Type
INSTRUMENTS-Scientific

Materials
Glass, Paint, Silver, Paper, Adhesive
Dimensions
3-D: 2.5 x 20.3cm (1 x 8 in.)

ID: A20050388003