A 19th Century Brass Telescope By Dollond, London, In A Fitted Oak Case, With Provenance.

A 19th Century Brass Telescope By Dollond, London, In A Fitted Oak Case, With Provenance.

Stock Number: 20180711

£685.00 GBP

Offered for Sale is this nice example of a Naval Telescope "Day or Night", manufactured in Brass, with the main body bound in it's original leather cover, with a single brass draw Tube. The leather is intact, with sound stitching, good condition, with minor scuffs of age and use.The draw tube is clearly signed in engraved Script, at the eyepiece end "Dollond London Day Or Night". Contained in a fitted Oak Case, with a Dollond Trade Label, and the owners name to the exterior. There is some provinence. C1850-60

Dimensions

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Circa

1850-60

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Scientific, Telescopes, Telescopes - Refracting

Description

Offered for Sale is this nice example of a  Refracting, Naval Telescope “Day or Night”, manufactured in Brass, with the main body bound in it’s original leather cover, with a single brass draw Tube.  The leather is intact, with sound stitching, good condition, with minor scuffs of age and use.The draw tube is clearly signed in engraved Script, at the eyepiece end “Dollond London Day Or Night”. There are no obvious dents or dings. There is a sliding brass sunscreen, and an original brass Objective lens, End Cap. The o/a fully extended length is 36 inchs, fully closed 21 inchs, and an exposed Objective lens diameter of 1-5/8th inchs.   There is a sliding cover to the eyepiece. Optics are very good, with a clear image, and good focus [ NB. one of the eyepiece compound lenses has a chipped periphery, but fortunately does not affect or interfere with the Optics].   Contained in an Antique, fitted Oak Case, the hinged lid retained by brass catches. The interior of the lid has an original trade label printed …“G.Dollond Instrument Maker/Optical, Mathmatical and Philisophical/To Her Majesty/59 St Pauls Churchyard.London”  He traded C 1850.      To the lid exterior is an inlaid brass plaque, inscribed “Arthur Onslow RN”.    Research shows that Arthur Onslow was born in Trichinopoly, India in 1833. His father was in the Indian Civil Service.  Arthur entered the Navy as a  14 year old Midshipman in 1847, and served in the Crimean War of 1854. He was appointed a Commander at the age of 30 in 1863.  He retired from the Navy with the rank of Post Captain at the age of 38, in 1871. He subsequently became a Politician, and represented Camden, in NSW, Australia, and died at the age of 49, in 1882.   The case is in very good condition, with no splits or cracks,  and measures 26.5 inchs X 3.5 inchs X 3.25 inchs.                           

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GB Millais Antiques

I have been interested in scientific instruments since my grammar school days in the 1950s then university at Guys Hospital, London, where I qualified in 1961, and then working as a Dental Surgeon, until retirement from that profession, in 2004.. My antiques business was set up 45 years ago, having followed in the footsteps of my father. Throughout this time I have dealt in scientific instruments, mainly of a military connection. This includes military instruments, microscopes, compasses, Nauticalia, Telescopes, large and small, Binoculars, especially of the German and British Naval forces of the 2nd WW, general optical items and even writing cases.

I attend the Science Fair in,London, and other Antique Fairs, especially the IACF Fairs, at Ardingly, West Sussex, The "Military Odyssey" at Detling, Kent, and occasionaly,the Bisley Fairs, and Birmingham, at the NMM.

To contact me by email, my primary address is ..geoff@millaisantiques.co.uk, but in order to reach my electronic devices, namely my iPhone/iPad, please either Cc, or direct to them, via my secondary email ... millaisantiques75@gmail.com

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