Two Draw Telescope by Gilbert & Wright, London, 1790-1805

Two Draw Telescope by Gilbert & Wright, London, 1790-1805

Stock Number: FG_21046


A nice late 18th - early 19th century refractor telescope


48 cm. fully drawn, 20 cm. closed, diameter: 2.5 cm.




Gilbert & Wright London

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Maritime, Scientific, Telescopes, Other Maritime Antiques, Monoculars, Telescopes - Refracting


The barrel is finished in dark brown tan leather and the telescope measures 48 cms fully drawn and 20 cms closed and has a 2.5 cms main lens. Signed as per title, on the front slider. There is a small edge knock to the eye-piece edge, otherwise, damage-free.

The telescope gives an excellent image when viewing.

Gilbert & Wright worked 1790 – 92, and 1802 – 05.

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IL Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh was the mythological hero of the cultures of ancient West Asia, who set out on a journey in which he sought youth and eternal life.
Fleaglass Gilgamesh is located in Israel. As an archaeologist researching the material culture of the distant past and using the microscope as a powerful research tool, I have collected microscopes for over two decades from this fantastic tool's first 300 years of existence and researched the cultural context of their use. Passion has become an obsession, and I cultivate the complete and almost unique West Asian collection of historical microscopes. Respectively, I put up surplus or exciting items from the collection for sale. I would be happy to advise any interested collector free of charge. I would love to send photos, information and bibliographic references and discuss the sale details of the items offered here for sale.

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