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Peter Dollond (1720-1820) English optician, eldest son of John Dollond. Optical instrument designer and maker who worked with his father and nephew in London. Credited with invention of the triple achromatic lens. Dollond telescopes were used by Captain James Cook (1769) for observing the Transit of Venus, and by Lord Nelson. Engraving after the paintig hy J Hoppner, published 1820.

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Peter Dollond (1720-1820) English optician, eldest son of John Dollond.  Optical instrument designer and maker who worked with his father and nephew in London. Credited with invention of the triple achromatic lens. Dollond telescopes were used by Captain James Cook (1769) for observing the Transit of Venus, and by Lord Nelson. Engraving after the paintig hy J Hoppner, published 1820.