Our Stock # 18.5065 This is an antique telescope, engraved Bancks & Son. An English three draw refractor dating to the late 18th century, circa 1800. Perfect for bird watching, landscape appreciation, wildlife, or maritime observation. Equally suitable for observing the night sky. Original condition and displaying a desirable aged patina Parallel fruitwood primary barrel in good order Three draw refractor withdraws with a smooth action, easy to focus Presents a good, sharp and bright image 40mm (1.5") achromatic objective with lens cover Flared eyecup with sliding dust cover Inscription reads; Bancks & Son, Strand London - Inst. Makers to His Majesty Supplied with a London Fine oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for display An historic, period piece that is fine to use today and also displays well. Dimensions: Closed Length: 24cm (9.5'') Max Drawn Length: 74cm (29.25'') Objective Glass Diameter: 4cm (1.5'') Find out more about Bancks & Son here... Buy it now direct from the dealer here : Antique Telescope, Bancks and Son, English, 3 Draw, Late 18th Century, C.1800
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