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Antique Telescope on Stand, Terrestrial, Astronomical, English Circa 1770 - London Fine Antiques

Antique Telescope on Stand, Terrestrial, Astronomical, English Circa 1770

£895.00

Our Stock # 18.5057

This is an antique telescope on stand, suitable for terrestrial or astronomical use, English dating to the mid 18th century, circa 1770. 

  • A good 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
  • Tapered fruitwood barrel with desirable aged patina
  • 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 fine example and a handsome instrument, great for everyday use or display.

Dimensions:
Max Drawn Length: 101cm (39.75'')
Closed Length: 67cm (26.5'')
Objective Glass Diameter: 4.1cm (1.5'')


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