Excellent reverse taper decagonal telescope

Excellent reverse taper decagonal telescope




Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Telescopes, Telescopes - Other


Mahogany barrel, reverse taper, single draw telescope measuring 25.5 inches long. The fully retractable draw tube measures 9.5 inches and has a protective slider to the eye-piece, there is also a slider covering the 1 inch objective lens.

All lenses are damage free, there barrel is free of splits / cracks, the ends retain the original lacquer and screws. The draw tube action is perfect and free of dents.

The telescope snaps into fine focus and gives an excellent clear image when viewed.

One of the nicest examples I have come across.

Circa 1790.

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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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