Telescope, reflecting, and case, brass / glass / mahogany / silk , made by Dudley Adams, London, England, 1788-1817
A brass barrel telescope with primary and secondary speculum mirrors with an engraved back plate. A focusing rod is attached to the side of the barrel. The barrel is attached with a narrow mounting plate to a tilting compass joint supported on a tapering brass column with three folding inswept legs with scroll feet. There are removable dust caps for each end of the telescope and two brass detachable eyepiece tubes.
The telescope is housed in a purpose built mahogany case. The case is lined with pale green silk that has an embroided flower decoration. Two wooden fittings covered in green felt keep the telescope stable inside the box.
Brass eyepiece tube screws into the back of the barrel of telescope.