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This black and white photograph shows the Warner and Swazey telescope, inside the Crane Hall Observatory, on the Washburn University Campus in Topeka, Kansas. The university purchased the refracting telescope, in 1901, after the instrument was on exhibit at the Paris Exposition. The telescope, with a length of 165 inches and a weight of 1,000 pounds, survived the 1966 tornado that destroyed a large section of the campus. Today, the telescope is housed on the roof of Stoffer Science Hall.

Date: Between 1901 and 1920

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Item Number: 218165
Call Number: FK2.S5 T.76 WU *36
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 218165

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