Antique Lord Bury 4 Draw Telescope, English, Leather, Steward, Victorian, C.1870
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This is an antique Lord Bury 4 draw telescope. An English, leather and brass terrestrial or astronomical refractor by J.H. Steward of London, dating to the Victorian period, circa 1870.
Perfect for bird watching, landscape appreciation, wildlife, or maritime observation. Equally suitable for observing the night sky.
- A captivating and pleasingly tactile Victorian telescope
- Displaying a desirable aged patina, in very good order
- Dashing appearance, dressed discretely in quality black leather
- Polished brass draw barrels show bright golden tones
- Protective leather end caps for the front element and eye cup
- Presenting a clear, bright optical performance with a 40mm (1.5") primary objective lens
- Swivel type dust cover to the concentric ring decorated eyecup
- Each of the four draw tubes offer a reassuring pull
- Engraved brass plaque to the primary barrel with maker's mark and serial number 948
- Reads; 'The Lord Bury Telescope, Sole Manufacturer - J.H Steward, 406 Strand, London
- Further engraved maker's mark to the first draw tube in flowing cursive font
- Supplied with a London Fine oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for display
This is a delightful antique Lord Bury 4 draw telescope, with a superb leather dressed barrel and eye caps. Delivered polished and ready for use or display.
Max Width: 25.5cm (10'')
Max Depth: 83.5cm (32.75'')
Max Height: 4cm (1.5'')
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