Sunday 3 March 2024

Thomas Cooke telescopes for Carlisle

 In February 1857 William Day of Carlisle who was headmaster at the Christchurch Boys School in Carlisle purchased a 4.25 inch portable equatorial telescope. As this was early 1857 it could still be a Thomas Cooke of York telescope rather than a Thomas Cooke & Sons of York, because it was around this time that the company changed its name.

In addition to the 4.25 inch telescope in 1858 he purchased a smaller 3.5 inch telescope also from Cookes.


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