~FINE BALEEN AND ELECTRUM POCKET TELESCOPE-DIXEY~

~FINE BALEEN AND ELECTRUM POCKET TELESCOPE-DIXEY~

$275 USD (250 GBP)

A fine baleen and electrum metal pocket telescope by C.W. Dixey c.1850

Dimensions

16 x 7/8

Circa

1850

Maker

C. W. Dixey

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Office Antiques, Telescopes - Refracting, Navigational instruments, Engineering antiques

Description

A fine combination material pocket telescope by C. W. Dixey c.1850. Constructed of baleen and electrum metal/German silver, this instrument has seen little use and is in perfect cosmetic and optical condition. 7/8 inch OG, 16 inches long, extended, wonderful knurling with a baleen outer coating. Great optics. Collapses to 4 inches. 6 draws. No case. Signed in flowing script “C. W. Dixey, Optician to the Queen, New Bond Str. London”. Sliding cover to eyepiece and OG glass removeable cap.

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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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