John Briggs holding a 60mm Merz John W. Briggs, owner of an extensive antique telescope collection, photographed here during my visit to him at Apache Point Observatory (Sunspot, New Mexico) in September 1998, holding a German made 60mm Merz refractor. The engraving on this telescope reads as follows:
"G. & S. Merz, vorm. Utzschneider & Fraunhofer in Munchen"

John has kindly given me permission to use the photographs I took of some of the scopes from his unbelievable collection that have a bearing on my research. Two examples are a 6" Fitz and a 5" Clark.

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