Punch,  13 (1847), 81.

Half and Hour in the Isle of Thanet: Margate and its Telescopes



Essay, Drollery

Relevant illustrations:

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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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