VERY RARE EXPEDITION/TRAVELING TELESCOPE

VERY RARE EXPEDITION/TRAVELING TELESCOPE

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IMPORTANT REFRACTING TELESCOPE BY TROUGHTON & SIMMS AS ILLUSTRATED IN WILLIAM SIMMS BOOK: THE ACHROMATIC TELESCOPE BY WILLIAM SIMMS. TROUGHTON AND SIMMS. 138, FLEET STREET, LONDON 1852. COMPLETE IN ITS LARGE MAHOGANY BOX. COMPRISING OF ALT-AZIMUTH BRASS STAND WITH TELESCOPIC LOCKING TUBULAR LEGS WITH FINE ALT-AZIMUTH ADJUSTMENT BY RACKWORK, TERRESTRIAL PANCRATIC EYE-PIECE, 5 CELESTIAL EYE-PIECES, O.G. GLASS APERTURE 3.1/4" INCHES DIA. ( THE TELESCOPE DESCRIBED IN SIMMS BOOK HAD A 2.3/4" O.G. ) SPOTTER SCOPE, MAIN BARREL 37.1/2" INCHES IN LENGTH. THE BOX IS 40" x 15 x 7" INCHES. VERY GOOD IMAGES, WEIGHT 27 KILOS.

Circa

1850

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Telescopes, Telescopes - Refracting

Description

THIS IS THE ONLY TELESCOPE OF THIS TYPE I’VE SEEN FOR SALE IN OVER 45 YEARS APART FROM THIS ONE WHICH I UNDERBID IN 1992. VERY GOOD CONDITION WITH EXCELLENT ORIGINAL GOLD LACQUER.

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Mike Read Antique Sciences

Based in Lelant, near St Ives, Cornwall, I have been trading since 1979, buying and selling scientific instruments and nautical antiques. Over the years I have acquired many rare and wonderful items for the trade and collectors alike. I hope this continues. Mike Read. Email: michaelread060@gmail.com

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