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    Andy Sawers
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    These great photos below are from Brian Blake’s friend in Brazil who recently visited the National Observatory in Rio. Note the brass plate on the telescope.
    Museu Astronomia Brazil

    Brazil

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    Mike Meynell
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    Lovely… a Cooke refractor… always thought they looked like “proper” telescopes. Beautiful engineering.

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    Andy Sawers
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    What sort of age would you say it is, Mike?

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    Mike Meynell
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    What sort of age would you say it is, Mike?

    Difficult to know… but I’d guess late 19th or early 20th century… almost certainly over 100 years old.

    The design looks similar to Cooke’s that I’ve seen that were built in the 1890-1910 period… but I’m no expert.

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    Brian Blake
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    There is a lot of examples of British engineering and appliances in Brazil.  There used to be a joke that Brazilians could only s**t because of Britain.

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