Large 18th century Marine Telescope – Ramsden, London

Large 18th century Marine Telescope – Ramsden, London

Stock Number: NM. 3-07

E 750,=

Nice quality single draw naval spy glass with painted satinwood barrel and good optics.

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Binnacles, Other Maritime Antiques

Description

Nice quality single draw naval spy glass with painted satinwood barrel and good optics. The eye lens with sliding lens protector, the objective lens with a diameter of fifty mm (2 in). Presents a good, sharp and bright image. At the barrel two hundred and fifty years of use can be read.

Jesse Ramsden lived from 1735 until 1800.

 

Date: 1750-1800

L: 90/75 cm   (35,5/29,5 in)

D objective:  50 mm   (2 in)

Signed: Ramsden London

Origin: England

Condition: in working condition, wear consistent with age and use, no repairs, lens cap of later date

 

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NL ARCHIPEL - International Maritime Galery

Archipel – International Maritime Galery in the Netherlands, sets itself to maritime objects of before 1900. The managing director worked as officer with the mercantile marine and the Royal Navy. As curator he was connected to one of the university museums in the Netherlands. As seaman and curator he has a lot of knowledge of naval history.

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