~FINE AND ORIGINAL 3 DRAW TELESCOPE by OSBORNE~

~FINE AND ORIGINAL 3 DRAW TELESCOPE by OSBORNE~

190 GBP ($250 USD) + shipping

A mahogany or fruitwood, three draw refracting telescope by Osborne, London

Dimensions

30 x 12 x 2 1/2 inches

Circa

1830

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Navigational instruments, Telescopes - Refracting

Description

A fine and original 2 1/2″ refracting hand held telescope signed “Osborne, Day or Night, London”. Light mahogany or fruit wood barrel, 3 draws, sliding dust covers to both ends, original optics, clear image, 30″ overall extended length ( 12 inches closed). Nice and tight with no issues, wonderful roping of the brass work. c. 1830.

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CA ScientificaOpticae

Scientifica Opticae

Mark Hacking (Scientifica Opticae Inc.) has been an avid collector/dealer for over 30 years. A former Science teacher, he has an innate love for anything natural or mechanical. Specializing in optical (microscopes, telescopes), surveying, medical, weighing and drawing instruments, he is an active participant of the Scientific Instrument Fair in London. Living in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, with his wife and two children; Mark looks forward to meeting as many fellow collectors as possible, and has a worldwide following on eBay (Sciopti).

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