A 19th Century English Terrestrial Refracting Telescope in Nickel Silver and Baleen, By Thomas Millard C1875

A 19th Century English Terrestrial Refracting Telescope in Nickel Silver and Baleen, By Thomas Millard C1875

Stock Number: 20191113

£285 GBP

Offered for sale is this Antique English Terrestrial Telescope. Manufactured in Nickel Silver [Cupro Nickel], to the 4 draw tubes, and the fore end, with a sliding sunshield. Main Body covered in Black Baleen. Telescope has excellent Optics. C1875

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Circa

C 1875

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Telescopes, Telescopes - Refracting

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Offered for sale is this Antique English Terrestrial Telescope. Manufactured in  Nickel Silver [Cupro Nickel], to the 4 draw tubes, and the fore end, with a sliding sunshield.  This is in excellent, polished condition, with only very minor areas of stain of age. There is an original fitted/removable endcap to the main objective lens.  The main body is finished in quality black Baleen, a material taken from a natural covering to the upper jaw of the Baleen Whale. This is intact, and unblemished.    Inscribed to the 4th draw tube is the makers name “Thos Millard/335 Oxford Street/London”.  He was a well known maker of instruments during the last quarter of the 19th Century.  Optics are good, with a clear image, and a smooth focus.   O/a extended length 28.5 inches [73 cms], and fully closed 7.75 inches [ 20 cms].  The objective diameter is 1.5 inches. NB. Joseph Millard, assumed to be Thomas’s father, flourished 1825 -1846

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GB Millais Antiques

I have been interested in scientific instruments since my grammar school days in the 1950s then university at Guys Hospital, London, where I qualified in 1961, and then working as a Dental Surgeon, until retirement from that profession, in 2004.. My antiques business was set up 45 years ago, having followed in the footsteps of my father. Throughout this time I have dealt in scientific instruments, mainly of a military connection. This includes military instruments, microscopes, compasses, Nauticalia, Telescopes, large and small, Binoculars, especially of the German and British Naval forces of the 2nd WW, general optical items and even writing cases.

I attend the Science Fair in,London, and other Antique Fairs, especially the IACF Fairs, at Ardingly, West Sussex, The "Military Odyssey" at Detling, Kent, and occasionaly,the Bisley Fairs, and Birmingham, at the NMM.

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