Brass tripod base library telescope made by Richard Adie, circa 1840
Engraved signature mark on the collar
R Adie, Bold St, Liverpool
Multi lens optics with 2,1/8″ or 54m diameter objective lens
Rack and pinion fine focus with drawer tube and extension tube.
Additional powerful solar /eclipse observation lens does not focus.
All lenses unscrew and dismantle for cleaning
Clear sharp optics, all in excellent condition with no spots cloud or scratches
The tubes with some dents, does not affect functionality, original lacquer now speckled and worn in places.
Brass tapered pillar mount with folding tripod legs.
Original mahogany fitted box with working hook clasps, lock and key.
A good example of the library telescope, great for use or decoration.
Length of box 33″ or 84cm
Boxed weight 7.1 kilos
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