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Accession # SRM1983-62.4

Refracting telescope

19th century


The telescope is often referred to as the instrument of discovery because it helped in plotting the correct course for a ship to follow. Also, telescopes were given as rewards to showcase acts of bravery when sailors risked their lives to rescue others.




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