A Cooke at the Yorkshire Exhibition in Leeds in 1875
Mr John McLandsborough 1820-1900 of the exchange, Bradford exhibited a large equatorial telescope made by Thomas Cooke and Sons of York at the Yorkshire Exhibition at Leeds in June 1875.
Unfortunately I do not know the size of this telescope.
John McLandsborough was a civil engineer, born in Scotland his family moved to Otley in Yorkshire where the young John was educated at the Grammar School in Otley. He later moved to Bradford where he established a meteorological station. He was always interested in astronomy and apart from the Cooke telescope he also had a reflecting telescope made by Browning.