~A GOOD UNSIGNED, EARLY 19TH CENTURY POCKET TELESCOPE IN RAY SKIN~
200 GBP ( $250 USD) shipping included
A good unsigned 7/8 x 14 inch pocket telescope with ray skin barrel c.1810
14 x 7/8 inches (30 x 2 cm.)
Country of manufacture
UK and Ireland
A good, unsigned 7/8 inch diameter OG, 3 draw, 4 element brass pocket telescope with flawless ray skin (shagreen) barrel. Extending to 14 inches, this early example (c.1810) exhibits excellent optics. OG lens cap and hinged ocular lens covers. Used but not abused, the draws are tight and the brass knurling is very early and fine. No dents or bruises of the ends or draws. 5 inches closed length.
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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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