Wednesday 20 July 2022

Small Cooke for Cumbria


I have come across William Kitson of High Street, Maryport, Cumbria who in 1865 purchased a 2 inch OG from TC & Sons with a focal length of 30 inches. He was a jeweller by profession so I do not know if the OG was needed for jewellery work or astronomical or terrestrial work.

There had been plans two years earlier in 1863 to build an observatory in Maryport equipped with a 4 inch Thomas Cooke & Sons telescope, to date I do not know if that project was completed.

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