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Paper, 'Of the invention of optick glasses, telescopes, spectacles etc' by unknown author

Reference number: CLP/2/20

Date: 1727

Description

The paper details the history of the invention of telescopes and glasses in spectacles and summarises theories by other academics about the origins of these inventions.

Subject: Scientific Instruments / Optics

Communicated by Dr de la Motte. Read to the Royal Society on 1 February 1727.

Reference number
CLP/2/20
Earliest possible date
1727
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
22 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Paper, 'Of the invention of optick glasses, telescopes, spectacles etc' by unknown author, 1727, CLP/2/20, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/clp_2_20/paper-of-the-invention-of-optick-glasses-telescopes-spectacles-etc-by-unknown-author, accessed on 30 May 2024

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