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Making Friends With Franklin

David Rittenhouse

David Rittenhouse, instrument maker and self-taught astronomer, with a reflecting telescope that he may have inherited from Franklin.

David Rittenhouse by Charles Willson Peale, 1796. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; bequest of Stanley P. Sax.

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