Alvan Clark & Sons, Artists in Optics by Deborah Jean Warner and Robert B. Ariail, Second Edition. Hardbound, 298 pages, published 1995. This is the updated edition of the classic reference on Clark refractors. Heavily illustrated with B&W photographs. Handsomely bound, this is an enduring reference to all known Clark refractors, with identification guide including Clark's tube signatures.
*Gives the history of the Clark firm,
*from the day in 1844 when Clark's son impressed his father by turning bits of a broken bell into a reflector
*describes the fabrication of five of the world's largest telescopes, including the 40-inch Yerkes (to this day the largest working refractor in the world).
*shows the original advertisements, the observatories, the telescopes and the astronomers who used Clark's refractors *including Percival Lowell, and Clyde Tombaugh with the telescope used to discover Pluto,
*Includes the 1892 Clark catalog showing their portable equatorial refractors, with pricing for 4, 4 1/2, 5, and 6 inch objectives.
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