Wednesday 9 June 2021

Cooke and the Chinese Minister


Yorkshire Evening Post Saturday 2nd December 1899


The Chinese Minister has been visiting several industrial establishment in York. At Messrs. Cooke's instrument works he inspected the largest telescope. It is an eight-inch equatorial telescope, ranged for both photographic and visual purposes, with electric control and mouse-feed slow motions," said one of the experts to a journalist, who inquired what his Excellency knew about the matter. "Oh”, said this expert, “He knows all about already - all about this kind of telescope, I mean. Whtat interests him now is our latest complications."

HIS EXCELLENCY TAKES NOTES. He commanded an attache to give him a note-book, and wrote details about the wonderful telescope.

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