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new Antique Field Telescope, English, Terrestrial, Starboy, Broadhurst Clarkson & Co

Antique Field Telescope, English, Terrestrial, Starboy, Broadhurst Clarkson & Co

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Our Stock # 18.9953

This is an antique field telescope. An English, brass terrestrial and astronomical 'Starboy' tripod mounted refractor by Broadhurst, Clarkson & Co, dating to the early 20th century, circa 1920.

Perfect for bird watching, landscape appreciation, wildlife stalking, or maritime observation. Equally suitable for observing the night sky.

  • Impressive Starboy model, replete with a superb tripod and accessories in a quality case
  • Displays a desirable aged patina throughout
  • Striking brass brightwork presented in eye-catching, original order
  • Body unmarked as such, but almost certainly by the renowned Broadhurst, Clarkson and Co. of London
  • Being a terrestrial model, the image is displayed 'right way up' through the eyepiece

  • Large 3.25'' primary objective lens affords a bright image through the scope
  • Single draw tube extends smoothly, focused by knurled wheel moving an internal rack and pinion
  • Spotting scope parallel to the barrel, with crosshair reticule
  • Supplied with a parallel viewing tube, accessory eyepieces and period information sheets
  • The above accessories fit neatly within the locking case — key present

  • Broadhurst maker's mark to the 'Star Diagonal' angle viewer and Comet eyepiece
  • Swan neck tripod collar rotates through 360 degrees, small degree of tilt achieved upon the telescope mounts
  • Telescope counter balances to the horizontal plane when attached
  • Independent legs allow the tripod to sit at a height suitable for individual needs

This is a delightful antique field telescope, an appealing example of Broadhurst, Clarkson & Co's Starboy line of terrestrial and astrological scopes. Ideal for observing the horizon or the night sky in comfort. Delivered ready to be enjoyed.

Max Width: 112.5cm (44.25'')
Max Depth: 19.5cm (7.75'')
Max Height: 15.5cm (6'')

Fully Drawn: 156cm (61.5'')
Objective Diameter: 8cm (3.25'')
Height as Displayed: 172cm (67.75'')

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