Monday, 3 January 2022

A Cooke in Tynemouth


I don’t know if anyone in the North East has ever heard of J Biggs of Tynemouth who in 1859 purchased a 3.25 inch telescope from Thomas Cooke & Sons. It had a 4 feet focal length with finder, eyepiece and prisms with a tripod with steadying rods. The cost was £36, today that would be £4,800.

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