Nickel silver telescope by Dixey.

Nickel silver telescope by Dixey.




Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Telescopes, Telescopes - Other


A leather covered single draw telescope, signed near the eyepiece, ‘Dixey, 3 New Bond Street, London’.The company occupied this address between 1825 – 1865 and had a Royal Appointment to Queen Victoria.

The extended length of the telescope is 45″ (114cms) and closed, 38″ (96cms). The main lens has a diameter of 55mm. With end cap and eyepiece slider, the leather covering is complete and firm but has a little’ bubbling’ (probably due to it being pigs leather). The optics give a fine, sharp image with a magnification of 25x.

It has a later wooden display stand.


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