Thursday 10 February 2022

A Cooke for Doncaster in Sheffield


The steel manufacturer and merchant Charles Daniel Doncaster from Broomhall Park Sheffield purchased from Thomas Cooke & Sons in 1858 a 3.25 inch telescope on a tall tripod, with steadying rods, finder, three astronomical eyepieces and one terrestrial pancratic eyepiece, plus vertical and horizontal slow motions, in a box. 

The cost was £33, in 2022 this would cost £ 3,360.

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