EXTREMELY RARE HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT RANGE FINDING TELESCOPE, CATER RAND’S PATENT OF 1799.

EXTREMELY RARE HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT RANGE FINDING TELESCOPE, CATER RAND’S PATENT OF 1799.

£1,400

CATER RAND'S TELESCOPE MADE & SOLD BY WILLIAM WATKINS OF 70 ST JAMES STREET, LONDON. COAT OF ARMS: BY THE KINGS ROYAL PATENT. NAVAL PATERN, NUMBERED 18 , WITH SMALL SILVER SCALE & VERNIER WITH READER/MAGNIFIER. WITH TABLES OF COMPUTING HORIZONTAL DISTANCE OF OBJECTS UNDER A SLIDING BRASS COVER ON PAPER , IVORY PLAQUE FOR RECORDING MEASUREMENTS.

Circa

1800

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Telescopes, Telescopes - Refracting

Description

NAVAL PATERN 44″ FULLY EXTENDED, 35.1/4″ INCHES CLOSED. O.G. 1.7/8″ INCHES GLASS SHOWING, EYE-PIECE SLIDES WITH DARK GLASS FILTER, GOOD IMAGE & OPTICS, DOUBLE INTERNAL PARALLEL CROSS WIRES INTACT. THERE IS AN EXAMPLE IN THE MARITIME MUSEUM IN GREENWICH, THERE WAS ANOTHER IN CHARLES MILLER ON 1.5.2013 No. 85 WILLIAM WATKINS WORKING AT 70 ST JAMES STREET 1800 TO 1809. IVORY EXEMPTION No’s YS7JGM9S & FJ2QXB13

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