~FINE TWO DRAW SCHYRLE TYPE, YEW WOOD TELESCOPE~(SOLD)
A fine two draw, three element "Schyrle" type telescope with a yew wood barrel c.1800
19 x 1 1/4 inches ( 3 x 49 cm. open)
Country of manufacture
UK and Ireland
Single element OG lens (1 inch dia.), three lens internal system instead of 4 (Schyrle), square shoulder, two draw, perfect yew wood barrel, sliding lens covers, tight with a sharp image. No cracks or dents, all screws intact. 1 1/4 inches x 8 inches closed (19 inches open). A fine early c.1800 telescope with unusual optics. Unsigned but of the highest quality of the day.
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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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