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Antique Telescope, Five Draw Terrestrial Refractor, Banks of London Circa 1820 - London Fine Antiques

Antique Telescope, Five Draw Terrestrial Refractor, Banks of London Circa 1820

£850.00
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Our Stock # 18.5064

This is an antique telescope, a five draw refractor for terrestrial or astronomical use. An English Georgian piece dating to circa 1820. 

Perfect for bird watching, landscape appreciation, wildlife, or maritime observation. Equally suitable for observing the night sky. Supplied ready to enjoy; Fully inspected and lenses cleaned by our in-house restorer.

  • Larger than most presenting a clear, sharp optical performance
  • Parallel, fruitwood, primary barrel in good order
  • Five brass draw tubes in good order, superficial dinks and marks
  • 47mm, 1.75", achromatic doublet objective lens
  • Presents a good, sharp and bright image
  • Supplied with an London Fine oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for display

  • Engraved 'Banks, 441 Strand London,Inst.. Maker to HRH the Prince of Wales'
  • The Prince of Wales in this case being George IV

An historic, period piece as good to use today as it was two hundred years ago.

Dimensions:
Max Drawn Length: 103.5cm (40.75'')
Length Closed: 25cm (9.75'')
Objective Glass Diameter: 4.7cm (1.75'')

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