Beautiful 18th century Dollond, achromatic library telescope
Mounted on a solid brass tripod stand with folding legs
the mount allows fluid movement in both the horizontal and vertical planes.
The telescope consists of a mahogany tube, single draw tube and rack and pinion fine adjustment tube operated by a wheel to the side .
The optics and 55mm achromatic objective lens are in very good order and the scope offers a clear sharp image.
The four lens eyepiece for terrestrial observation is contained in a segmented and numberated brass tube, one of this lens is chipped on the edge, ( look on the photos) but dont compromise the image which is very clear and sharp.
There are also two further eyepieces for astronomical observation with dark filter for Sun and Moon observation.
It come in his original wooden case and accessories, in excellent optical and aesthetic condition .
Dimension of mahogany tube : 73 cm length;
Diameter objective lens; 55mm
Highness from the stand 50 cm
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Eppursimuove is located in the northwest of Italy. I deal with antique scientific instruments and their history. This passion has turned into a profession that leads me every day in search of ancient instruments that helped us to observe, measure, explore and know the sky and the earth. They still amaze and make us wonder, as they did for their original makers and users. For this reason they must be preserved and collected. Please feel free contact me if you need more information on listed items. Thanks.