A Pair Of 19th Century Binocular  Double Telescopes, Excellent Optics, And Original Leather Carrying Case. Probably for Deer Stalking.

A Pair Of 19th Century Binocular Double Telescopes, Excellent Optics, And Original Leather Carrying Case. Probably for Deer Stalking.

Stock Number: 20190729A

£525 GBP

Offered for Sale is a Pair Of Fine quality Binocular Double Telescopes. Probably manufactured in Brass, with the main bodies and tubes, finished in Black Enamel, now to a fine unblemished, smooth finish. Other parts finished in original, quality, stipple black Morocco Leather. Racked Focus, and eye width, with an excellent very clear image. Original Brown leather case and shoulder sling. Unsigned, but probably French.

Dimensions

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Circa

1870

Country of manufacture

France

Categories: Scientific, Binoculars, Telescopes - Other

Description

Offered for Sale is a Pair Of Fine quality Binocular Double Telescopes. Probably manufactured in Brass, with the main bodies finished in Black Enamel, now to a fine unblemished, smooth finish.  The two secondary bodies are covered in an original stippled black Morocco Leather, as are the two sliding Sun Screens to the Objective. Focus is by  twin knurled wheels, centrally placed, worked on a rack system, which finely move both eyepiece tubes, which have  removable eyepiece cupped ends. These tubes are also well finished in Black Enamel.   There is also a single Intrapapillary distance adjustment knurled wheel, again worked on a rack system.  Focus is smooth, giving an excellent and very clear image.      Each objective measures 1-3/4 inches,  There is no manufacturers name, but many instruments like this  were made in France, especially in the  2nd half of the 19th Century.  When fully extended, with Sunshield deployed, it measures … 15-3/4 inches, and 10-3/4 inches, fully closed. The original leather carrying case is in good condition, to a dark brown patina. It has a hinged leather lid, a closing Tab and buckle, and a full shoulder strap and buckle. There appear to have been some parts replaced [ the base and Tab[ but these do not detract from the o/a appearance.    Many such instruments as this is, were mainly used for Deer Stalking, and even Horse Racing

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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.

To contact me by email, my primary address is ..geoff@millaisantiques.co.uk, but in order to reach my electronic devices, namely my iPhone/iPad, please either Cc, or direct to them, via my secondary email ... millaisantiques75@gmail.com

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