Antique 3 Draw Telescope
Good example of a high quality telescope dating from the late 19th century. It is a powerful three draw telescope with a leather covered centre and brass tubes.
The condition of the telescope is very good for its age. It is fully functional with undamaged lenses. The lenses are generally clean and they produce a clear and crisp image, although I expect they would probably benefit from a clean. The tubes have some minor signs of use and age and some small dinks but nothing detrimental. The leather has some signs of age, light scuffs and marks and it has slightly shrunk away from the ends but has a nice worn patina. The draws have a smooth but firm action and the brass has been cleaned and lightly polished.
Approximate Measurements :
Closed Length : 9 1/2" (24cm)
Extended Length : 29 " (74cm)
Front Lens Diameter : 1 3/4" (4.5cm)
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