~FINE 1 3/4 INCH LEATHER BOUND THREE DRAW TELESCOPE-DOLLOND~

~FINE 1 3/4 INCH LEATHER BOUND THREE DRAW TELESCOPE-DOLLOND~

200 GBP ($250 USD) + postage

A fine 1 3/4" diameter leather bound, three draw telescope by Dollond c.1840

Dimensions

30 x 10 x 1 3/4 inches ( 75 x 24 x 4.5 cm.)

Circa

1840

Maker

Dollond

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Navigational instruments, Office Antiques, Patent & Salesmans Samples, Telescopes - Refracting

Description

A fine 1 3/4 inch diameter, three draw telescope by Dollond c. 1840. Wonderful script signature “Dollond, London” on the first draw, early machining of all three draws, green flint/crown doublet object lens, clear optics, 10-20X magnification, object and ocular lens covers, tan leather body covering with intact stitching. Has seen little use (minor oxidation but nice and tight) and no dents to the draws or barrel. Leather military/naval style carrying sleeve has lost it’s strap. 10 inches closed, 30 inches fully extended.

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CA ScientificaOpticae

Scientifica Opticae

Mark Hacking (Scientifica Opticae Inc.) has been an avid collector/dealer for over 30 years. A former Science teacher, he has an innate love for anything natural or mechanical. Specializing in optical (microscopes, telescopes), surveying, medical, weighing and drawing instruments, he is an active participant of the Scientific Instrument Fair in London. Living in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, with his wife and two children; Mark looks forward to meeting as many fellow collectors as possible, and has a worldwide following on eBay (Sciopti).

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