Monday 11 July 2022

A Cooke with a Liverpool AS connection?


I have come across a reference to Richard C. Johnson of Brookfield House, Seaforth, Liverpool who purchased a Cooke telescope. Johnson was a coal and gunpowder agent. I am not sure if this is the same R C Johnson was was a president of the Liverpool Astronomical Society.

In 1865 he purchased from Thomas Cooke & Sons a 2 inch telescope with a brass mounting, a leather sling case and pancratic, terrestrial and Huyghenian eyepieces.

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