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Telescope - 3 Inch Refractor, Thomas Gaunt, Melbourne, circa 1870 Object Reg. No: ST 26385

3 inch refractor telescope, made or retailed by Thomas Gaunt, Royal Arcade, Melbourne, Victoria, circa 1870.

Presented to Rev. W. H. Kelly, S.J, by members of the Hibernian Australasian Catholic Benefit Society, St Patrick's Branch No 3, Albury, New South Wales, November 1873.
Brass telescope on tripod stand with folding legs. Finder telescope has lenses missing.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from St Patricks College, 1969
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 118 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: telescopes, astronomical instruments, friendly societies
Themes this item is part of: Hibernian Australian Catholic Benefit Society, Thomas Gaunt, Watchmaker & Jeweller (1829-1890), Public Life & Institutions Collection, Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: ASTRONOMY
Secondary Classification: Popular
Tertiary Classification: telescopes
Inscriptions: Inscribed on side of tube: 'Presented to the Rev. W. H. Kelly, S.J. / By the members of the H.A.C.B.S. / Albury St. Patrick's Branch No. 3 / in grateful acknowledgment of / Valued services to the Society / November 1873'

Inscribed on end of tube near eyepiece: 'T. GAUNT OPTICIAN ROYAL ARCADE MELBOURNE'
Maker (Possible): T. Gaunt and Co., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1870
Presented By: Hibernian Australasian Catholic Benefit Society, Albury, Riverina, New South Wales, Australia, Nov 1873
Presented To: Reverend W. Kelly, Albury, Riverina, New South Wales, Australia, Nov 1873

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