SOLD – A brass library telescope on stand, signed on the back collar, ‘I. Ramage, Aberdeen’. The barrel length is 28.5″ long with a diameter of 2.2″, with a main lens just over 2″ in diameter. The telescope is mounted over the tripod and column to a height of 18″ and supported by a steady bar which can be finely adjusted with the bone wing nut.
It gives a good image when viewed through. The case has some old repaired damage to the lid and holds the terrestrial draw tube and two celestial eyepieces.
John Ramage (1) worked 1806 – 1836.
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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.