WWI era tripod mounted Century telescope by Watson & Sons

WWI era tripod mounted Century telescope by Watson & Sons





W. Watson & Sons of Holborn, London.

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Telescopes, Telescopes - Refracting


A WWI era tripod mounted “Century” telescope by W. Watson & Sons of Holborn, London. Circa 1917.

Instrument number: 1752

3 inch adjustable Watson-Conrady objective lens. Marked: WATSON-CONRADY. O.G. TYPE III.

Eyepiece by Broadhurst & Clarkson.

Brass body, with rack and pinion focussing, star finder and dew cap.

Case with accessories. (length of case: 123 cm).


Literature: A Catalogue of Astronomical Telescopes and Accessories. W. Watson & Sons, Ltd. Pages: 7 – 12.


W. Watson and Sons Ltd, Opticians. 

313 High Holborn, London, and Edinburgh.

Works: Bells Hill, High Barnet, Hertfordshire.

1837 Founded in 1837, and in 1900 acquired John Browning & Co.

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