Solid Silver Pocket Telescope Magnifier Folding Antique

Solid Silver Pocket Telescope Magnifier Folding Antique

Stock Number: 240508

£450

Dimensions

2,5/8

Circa

1800

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Scientific, Telescopes, Microscopy, Telescopes - Other

Description

Offered for sale; Solid silver pocket magnifying loupe / telescope, circa 1800. Similar devices were made by John Dollond of London. A large lens and smaller sample platform (lens) with finger ring at one end.   Smaller lens with original black frosted glass edge, now partly worn. The platform, a negative lens, has the dual function of acting like the first lens of a simple telescope. The oblong section frame with slide out bed for focusing. Large 30mm diameter front lens, smaller lens 16mm diameter. Magnification approximately 2.5x.   2,5/8″ or 67mm long extended. All in excellent condition and good working order. Guaranteed old and original.

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GB Cog Scientific

As a fine art sculpture graduate I have applied my appreciation and understanding of form and function to my lifelong professional career in the antiques trade. Over forty years dealing in what I considered worthy, within the fields of decorative arts and sciences, I have always purchased over a wide spectrum and look forward to offering an exciting variety of stimulating pieces.

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