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Images from 2010-2019.

Topham Small Refractor

Topham Small Refractor

Bert Topham's small refractor, as it appeared circa 2010.  Photo courtesy of Lynn Kirk.

This may be Robert Ridgeway's 3-inch telescope, which Topham purchased about 1930 in Whitevale, Ontario from Ridgeway's daughter (see JRASC v35, p.92).

105 Regent St - Back

105 Regent St - Back

105 Regent Street West, Toronto (rear view) as it appeared in 2010.

Bert Topham's first dome, "Topham's Top" which he purchased second-hand and trucked across Toronto, was perched above the sunroom (see Ingalls' Amateur Telescope Making, p.??? and Scientific American, November 1937).

Photo courtesy of Lynn Kirk.

105 Regent St - Front

105 Regent St - Front

105 Regent Street West, Toronto as it appeared in 2010.  John Pilkington and Bert Topham built this house.  Bert's first observatory, "Topham's Top" was perched above a sunroom at the rear of this house. Photo courtesy of Lynn Kirk.

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