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Porter Garden Telescope

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.
Source: http://gardentelescopes.com/

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