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The great telescope erected on Wandsworth Common, London

The great telescope erected on Wandsworth Common, London

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LONDON METROPOLITAN ARCHIVES / HERITAGE IMAGES / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY LONDON METROPOLITAN ARCHIVES / HERITAGE IMAGES / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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The great telescope erected on Wandsworth Common, London, c1853. The telescope was constructed in 1852 by the Reverend John Craig and was the largest refracting telescope in the world at that time.

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