SOLD – Three inch diameter ‘Night’ telescope – Jeremiah Watkins, London. c 1800

SOLD – Three inch diameter ‘Night’ telescope – Jeremiah Watkins, London. c 1800




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UK and Ireland

Categories: Telescopes, Telescopes - Other


SOLD – A large 3 inch diameter hand held telescope, signed on the single draw, ‘ J. Watkins. Charing Cross, London. NIGHT’. This telescope gives a good, clear inverted image (as in night use) and measures 20.5″ with the single draw tube fully in. There are no cracks or splits to the barrel, though there are a few scratches, and the lacquer is still complete to the eyepiece and end collars. The single brass draw tube is free of dents, pulls out smoothly and is fully removable as a retaining ring was not used on these telescopes. Small edge knock to the ring around the objective lens but no damage to the lens.

Jeremiah Watkins worked from just 1798 – 1810.

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GB Scientific Inspirations

Scientific Inspirations

I live in Lancashire (U.K.) and have been a dealer and collector of scientific and nautical instruments for a number of years. My stock has included some fine items from museums and colleges, which were surplus to their requirements. I occasionally purchase some interesting items from abroad, having established some reliable sources.

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