Punch, 13 (1847), 81.
Half and Hour in the Isle of Thanet: Margate and its Telescopes
N, pseud. [William Newman] *
Light, Instruments, Amusement
Describes the widespread use of telescopes during the 'summer and autumn sun' at Margate. Notes that uses of the telescope include observing people on steam-boats and, on inverting the instrument, gaining close-up views of food. Illustrations show a telescope being poked out of a window and consequently knocking over a passer-by, and a plethora of telescopes poking out of windows in a seaside hotel.
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