Object from: British Library on Flickr Commons.
Date: 1920s Place: Springfield, Vermont, United States (Accession num: L2009-4038)
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Headline: It was built by Russell Porter
Summary: This elegant garden telescope was created in the early 1920s by Russell Porter, designer of the Palomar Mountain Observatory 200 inch Hale Telescope. Only a few of these antique reflecting telescopes have survived. Today, Telescopes of Vermont is lavishly and faithfully recreating The Porter Garden Telescope in hand-finished cast bronze, with improved 21st century optics.
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