~FINE, UNSIGNED 2 INCH, SINGLE DRAW TELESCOPE c.1820~
165 GBP ($200 USD) + postage
A fine 2 inch, single draw refractor with black leather barrel c.1820
39 x 2 inch diameter
Country of manufacture
UK and Ireland
A fine single draw telescope with a 2 inch doublet object lens and squared off collar, attributed to Dollond c.1820.
Black leather bound, removable sliding end cap, ray shade and sliding ocular dust cover, this hand held refractor has superb optics with an estimated 20 X magnification. A couple of minor knocks but a fine survivor of the era. 20 inches closed, 39 inches extended.
Most of the telescopes c.1800 have an ogee collar and this one is flat and squared off. Although unsigned, it schmecks of the work of Dollond. Single draw is nice and tight as are all of the tolerances. Used but not abused.
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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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