~FINE BALEEN COVERED, NICKEL SILVER TELESCOPE BY ROSS c. 1830~
240 GBP ($300 USD) + postage
A fine, untouched 1 3/4 inch, four draw baleen covered, nickel silver refractor by A. Ross c.1830
30 x 1 3/4 inches ( 8 x 2 inches, covered and closed)
Country of manufacture
UK and Ireland
A fine 1 3/4 inch OG refractor by Ross c.1830. Early script signature in the Georgian style ” A. Rofs, London”, this four draw telescope has spectacular optics ( at least 20 X magnification). The body is constructed of nickel silver /electrum with a baleen cover (flawless). The draws are nice and tight, extendable sun shade and OG lens cap. The opposite end has a flip type ocular lens cover. Faults: slight dent to sun shade with the same on the body tube i.e. one small dent that is duplicated in both parts and slightly discoloured from usage (sun shade, end cap and ocular cover to first draw). See photos for comparison. Early optical doublet.
Extendable length is 30 inches (75 cm.), closed 8 inches ( 20 cm.) and with removable end cap 2 inches ( 5 cm.) in diameter.
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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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