Signed on the first draw, ‘Dollond, London’, extending length is 28.5″ ( 72 cms ) and 9.5″ ( 24 cms ) closed. It has a triple element lens by Peter Dollond with a diameter of 42mm. In 1780 this type of telescope was introduced in various sizes and called the ‘Army Telescope’.
The telescope and case are in almost perfect condition and one of the best examples I have seen. It gives a perfect vision when viewing.
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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.