~FINE UNSIGNED, TRAVELLING, TWO DRAW TELESCOPE ON OAK STAND~

~FINE UNSIGNED, TRAVELLING, TWO DRAW TELESCOPE ON OAK STAND~

225 GBP ($300 USD) + shipping

A two draw brass and mahogany telescope on folding oak tripod in case

Dimensions

35 x 4 cm.

Circa

1890

Country of manufacture

France

Categories: Navigational instruments, Engineering antiques, Office Antiques, Telescopes - Refracting

Description

A two draw brass, unsigned telescope with mahogany barrel. Rarely used, it has most of it’s original golden lacquer. 3 cm. object lens with clear optics, 35 cm. closed, 75 cm. extended length. The mahogany barrel is flawless and it is held in place by a brass clamp and knurled, threaded screw. Brass, pivoting sleeve slips over a brass peg atop a folding, blackened oak tripod with three butterfly nuts. Original pine case measures 40 x 18 x 9 cm.

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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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