Thursday 10 March 2022

An expensive Cooke for London


A 6 inch Thomas Cooke & Sons telescope which was equatorialy mounted with a clock work drive and micrometre was purchased by Hamilton Field of Brixton, London. He was part owner of Kearns, Major & Fields, Wharfingers (owners of wharfs) of Upper Thames Street.

The telescope cost £300 which in 2022 prices would be an eye watering £40,000.

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