~FINE POCKET TELESCOPE-RED OCHER OVER MAHOGANY-DOLLOND, LONDON~(ON HOLD)
A fine 5 1/2 inch pocket telescope with painted mahogany barrel by Dollond of London
20 x 5 1/2 x 1 1/4 inches
Country of manufacture
UK and Ireland
A fine (90+% lacquer) original, red ocher paint over mahogany barreled pocket telescope by Dollond of London. Measuring just 5 1/2 inches (14 cm.) closed, 1 1/4 inch (3 cm.) green, flint glass object lens with sharp and powerful optics ( at least 20 X magnification), original lens cap and pivoting, ocular lens protective cover. Extends to 20 inches (50 cm). One small area of paint missing on the barrel. No dents or bruises and a tight fitting 3 draws. Remarkable condition for the age. c.1820.
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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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