Telescope Lens-Making in the 17th Century: The Legacy of Vangelista Torricelli

Giuseppe Molesini

In the early days of instrumental optics, the know-how of lens making was shrouded in secrecy. A remarkable exception can be found in a letter from 1643, in which the Italian lens-maker Vangelista Torricelli gives his correspondent directions on optical shop practices.

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Publish Date: 01 April 2010


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