A 2 draw mahogany barrelled gentlemans telescope, signed on the end slider, ‘Gilbert & Wright, London’, measuring 15.75″ (40 cms) extended and 6.75″ (17 cms) collapsed, with a main lens of 2 cms. The case is finished with Moroccon leather on wood. In very nice condition giving a fine, sharp image when viewing.
Gilbert & Wright worked from 1790 – 92, and again from 1802 – 05.
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I live in Lancashire (U.K.) and have been a dealer and collector of scientific and nautical instruments for a number of years. My stock has included some fine items from museums and colleges, which were surplus to their requirements. I occasionally purchase some interesting items from abroad, having established some reliable sources.