James Monroe's telescope

James Monroe’s telescope

Dimensions: 1.5 inches in width and 5 inches in length, when collapsed.

Date Range: 1790-1817

Description: This telescope has four extensions and a large glass lens.

3-D Scanning Process: The telescope was easy to scan with the MakerBot once we got the curator’s permission to stand it on end. Normally, this is not an ideal way to handle an object, but it was only for 9 minutes to complete the scan.

Exhibit: To view this object in context, click here.