Wood, iron, paper and brass
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Woolsthorpe Manor, Lincolnshire (Accredited Museum)
Newton manufactured a reflecting telescope using a metal mirror that he cast and shaped himself. At only 20cm long it amazed users by its magnification. Newton presented the telescope to the Royal Society and was elected a Fellow in 1672. The telescope in the collection is a reconstruction of the Newton’s telescope and was made by apprentices of the Royal Society.
A replica (made for The Royal Society in 1953) of a reflecting telescope on a round base made by Newton in 1671.