Thursday 21 July 2022

Cooke equipment for a Vicar in Northants


Rev. David Thomas Knight, Barton Vicarage, Earls Barton, Northants purchased from Thomas Cooke in 1864, Transit and aplanatic eyepieces and an equatorial mounting with slow motion, circles etc. drill pillar for fixing. 

In 1867 he further purchased from Cooke a best transit eyepiece, one or two perforated zinc plates to fit in dew cap of 5.5 inch telescope, for assistance in definition, and a number of  Kellner eyepieces. I don't know the maker of the telescope mentioned here. 

Also in 1867 he purchased from Cooke, friction wheels and tramway for observatory roof, I assume this observatory housed the 5.5 inch telescope.

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