Long marine telescope – Dixey, London. Improved.

Long marine telescope – Dixey, London. Improved.



pre 1850

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Telescopes, Telescopes - Other


A long, taper wooden barralled, single draw marine telescope signed, ‘Dixey, London. Improved’. It measures 37.5 inches closed and 44.25″ fully open. With dust slider to the eyepiece and the barrel free of splits / cracks etc. The two piece objective lens measures just over 2″ across and is damage free and gives a really clear, crisp view. There were various telescope makers with the surname ‘Dixey’ working in London during the 19th century.

With the greenish caste to the achromatic front crown lens, this will help date the telescope to pre 1850.

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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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