Saturday 8 January 2022

A Cooke in Liverpool


In 1865 George Mansfield Browne of Liverpool purchased equatorial No. 44 for £125 that is £16,700 in today's prices from Thomas Cooke & Sons. I don’t know the size of this telescope.

As you can see astronomy and buying telescopes were very much aimed at people who were well off. He also purchased a Terrestrial eyepiece for £1 15s .

I have no information at all about George Mansfield Browne. I don’t know if he had any connection with the Liverpool Astronomical Society?

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