A rare 8 draw telescope by Bate.

A rare 8 draw telescope by Bate.

£295

Circa

1830

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Telescopes - Refracting, Telescopes

Description

Quite large, measuring 28.5″ (72.5 cms) when fully drawn and 5.75″ (14.5 cms) when closed with an achromatic double lens of crown and flint glass with a diameter of 42 mm, complete with lens cap and dust slider to the eye-piece.

Distinctly signed on the first draw, ‘Bate, London. To adjust by sliding in the second Draw’.

Damage free. The lenses are very clear giving a sharp, clear image. Retains the original lacquer. The 8 draws operate smoothly.

Robert B. Bate worked from 1808 – 1847.

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