Folding telescope

Horace Edward Dall1960

Science Museum

Science Museum
London, United Kingdom

A quality telescope can be bulky to transport – but not this folding version, built by noted amateur astronomer Horace Dall. He used it for stargazing around the world and remarked that no customs officer had ever detected it in his luggage. Made c.1960, Dall’s folding telescope is seen here with its carrying pouch and spare mirror.


  • Title: Folding telescope
  • Creator: Horace Edward Dall
  • Date Created: 1960
  • Location Created: Luton, England
  • Rights: © The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, Science Museum Group Collection, CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0

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