Tuesday 19 July 2022

Cooke for Cambridge


In 1858 the Rev. William Kingsley of Sidney College ordered a universal equatorial mounting to carry a telescope tube 4 feet long with a diameter of 3 and 5/8 inches. I don't know who supplied the telescope tube.

I believe this is the same  Rev William Kinglsey of Cambridge who invented an illuminator to be used with the microscope. It was I believe first used commercially by Andrew Ross around 1848.

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