A brass library refactor telescope by James Pettit F.R.A.S. (Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society), the main tube is inscribed “Made by James Pettit F.R.A.S.” dated 1844, the tripod has the retailers mark of Westmoreland Opticians of Derby.
Signed and dated 1844.
3 1/4″ objective lens. with cap.
James Pettit Esq, Allsop Terrace, Regent’s Park, London. (d. 1850.11.25, FRAS 1825.04.08, obituary MN v11, p.90)