Antique Telescope, Three Draw, Mahogany, Brass, English, Georgian, Circa 1780
Our Stock # 18.5061
This is an antique telescope, a three draw refractor for terrestrial or astronomical use. An English, late Georgian piece dating to circa 1780.
Perfect for bird watching, landscape appreciation, wildlife, or maritime observation. Equally suitable for observing the night sky. Supplied ready to enjoy.
- Good optics presenting a clear, sharp performance
- Parallel, mahogany primary barrel in good order
- Draw tubes in good order with smooth action
- 37mm, 1.5", achromatic doublet objective lens
- Unnamed – not unusual for most telescopes of this age
- Complete with lens cap with integral dust slide
- Sliding dust cover to flared eye cup
Supplied with a London Fine oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for display. An historic, period piece as good to use today as it was two hundred years ago.
Max Drawn Length with Sun Shade: 91.5cm (36'')
Closed Length: 30cm (11.75'')
Objective Glass Diameter: 3.5cm (1.5'')
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