History Detectives

The Spyglass That Saw Revolution

Clip: Season 9 Episode 6 | 17m 12s | Video has closed captioning.

Antique dealers can't date this telescope, a family heirloom from a man in Kittery Point, ME. They've never seen a spyglass quite like this. But our contributor suspects it belonged to his ancestor William Bray who served in the American Revolution. Follow Elyse Luray as she tries to track down the original owner and find out whether this telescope was used during the war for independence.

Aired: 07/25/11

Rating: NR

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