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Antique Telescope on Stand, English, Terrestrial, Astronomical, Circa 1750 - London Fine Antiques

Antique Telescope on Stand, English, Terrestrial, Astronomical, Circa 1750

£1,495.00

Our Stock # 18.5055

This is an antique telescope on stand, an English piece suitable for terrestrial or astronomical use dating to the mid 18th century, circa 1750. 

  • A super example of an 18th century refractor
  • Perfectly good to use today presenting a good clear image
  • Supplied with an London Fine oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for display
  • Decagonal, gently tapered walnut barrel
  • Brass mounts and single draw tube in good order
  • Bulbous eye cup with sliding dust cover
  • One and a quarter inch objective glass
  • Built in sliding protective dust cover
  • Focused by varying the length of the draw tube

A very fine example and a handsome instrument, great for everyday use or display.

Dimensions:
Max Drawn Length: 112cm (44'')
Closed Length: 96cm (37.75'')
Objective Glass Diameter: 3cm (1.25'')


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