SOLD – A fine Presentation marine telescope in case – Elliott Bros.

SOLD – A fine Presentation marine telescope in case – Elliott Bros.




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UK and Ireland

Categories: Telescopes, Telescopes - Other


SOLD – A large hand held, single draw, nickel silver presentation telescope, signed near the eye-piece, ‘Elliott Bros. 449 Strand, LONDON’.
The telescope measures 110 cms ( 43″ ) closed and 126 cms ( 49.5″ ) with the drawtube extended and has an objective lens aperture of 6.5 cms ( 2.5″ ). It has a protective sun visor and a dust slider to the eye-piece.
The long tapered barrel is finished in brown tan leather.
There are no dents, cracks etc. The leather is completely intact along with the stitching. It gives excellent, pin sharp images when viewed.
In fitted mahogany case with Presentation plaque to lid which reads:

         Presented By
The Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty
Mr Alfred Fay
Master of the British Barque “Foam
In Acknowledgement of Services Rendered
To Her Majesty’s Ship “Griffon
On the Occasion of Her Wreck.
In the Bight of Benin, Africa.
October, 1866.

Her Majesty’s Gun Vessel “Griffon”, launched 25th Feb 1860, was sunk in a nocturnal collision with the “Pandora” in the Bight of Benin off Little Popo on 2nd Oct 1866.

There were no deaths due to the quick action of the crew of the “Foam” ( a gunboat of 4 guns, launched 8th May 1856 ).





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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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