The largest of the leather bound brass, hand held telescopes, for field and military use, circa 1900
Heavy solid dark finished brass with thick leather covers and end caps.
Marked on the drawer
BROADHURST CLARKSON & CO. LTD.
63 FARRINGDON ROAD
Eyepiece drawer offering magnifications of 30 40 50 and 60X
In good sound condition, the leather with wear and some loss of stitching, a bump on the eyepiece rim, typical light rubs on the drawer surfaces from reasonable use.
The optical system in excellent condition giving a good, strong, clear image.
Length extended 43,1/2″ or 1105mm, diameter 3,3/8″ or 86mm weight 2176 grams.
A buckled leather strap, a strap guide on the lens cap, a bit of re stitching and waxing will bring this monster back to life.
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