SOLD – A good library telescope – Gilbert & Wright c. 1800

SOLD – A good library telescope – Gilbert & Wright c. 1800




Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Telescopes, Telescopes - Refracting


SOLD – A brass library telescope by Gilbert & Wright, London, as signed on the back collar. It has a barrel length of 29.5″ and measures an additional 12″ with the draw tube attached, height 18″. It holds the original, undamaged, green tinted 2″ objective lens and focussing is with rack and pinion, giving an excellent image when viewing.

The case has a professional repair to the lid and contains two internal magnification lenses: one high power, one low power, a celestial eyepiece and an eyepiece sun shade. The case retaining its lock & key.

Cosmetically the telescope retains the majority of its original lacquer, small ding to the barrel, optics clean & damage free, complete with lens cap.

Gilbert & Wright flourished from 1790 – 1792 and 1802 – 1805.

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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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