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    Antique telescopes are optical instruments designed to make distant object appear nearer, using an arrangement of lenses

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    • Antique Library Telescope, English, Brass, Astronomical, Dollond, Late Victorian

      Antique Library Telescope, English, Brass, Astronomical, Dollond, Late Victorian

      london fine limited, exeter, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 24069This is an antique library telescope. An English, brass astronomical mounted refractor by Dollond of London, dating to Victorian period, circa 1880.Perfect for bird watching, landscape appreciation, wildlife stalking, or maritime observation. Equally suitable for observing the night sky.Striking library telescope on a folding stand, closing down into a carry caseDisplays a desirable aged patina and presented in original orderPrimary barrel lightly time worn, commensurate with age and enthusiastic useStriking brass brightwork presents warm golden tonesSkilfully crafted by the renowned specialist Dollond of LondonThree piece draw tube extends smoothly, focused by knurled wheel moving an internal rack and pinionAttaches to the elegant tripod stand with two brass turn screwsArticulated upon the stand for rotation, and up and down adjustmentsThe whole stands steadfast upon a trio of folding slipper feetMaker's mark engraved to the trailing edge of the primary tube ahead of the draw tubeFolds neatly away into a quality carry case for storage or use in the fieldCase held securely with a pair of sliding brass claspsThis is a delightful antique library telescope, a pleasingly patinated example with over a century of enthusiastic use. Ideal for observing the night sky in comfort. Delivered polished and ready to be enjoyed.Dimensions:Telescope Closed Depth: 73.5cm (29'')Telescope Fully Drawn: 104cm (41'')Telescope Objective Diameter: 5cm (2'')Cased Width: 76.5cm (30'')Cased Depth: 18cm (7'')Cased Height: 10.5cm (4.25'')Telescope On Stand Width: 31.5cm (12.5'')Telescope On Stand Depth - Fully Drawn: 104cm (41'')Telescope On Stand Height - at Horizontal: 50cm (19.75'') Buy it now direct from the dealer here: Antique Library Telescope, English, Brass, Astronomical, Dollond, Late Victorian

      £1,850.00

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    • Antique 3 Draw Telescope, English, Brass, Leather, Terrestrial, Astro, Great War

      Antique 3 Draw Telescope, English, Brass, Leather, Terrestrial, Astro, Great War

      london fine limited, exeter, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.9872This is an antique 3-draw telescope. An English, brass terrestrial spotter's refractor in leather case, dating to the Great War period, circa 1915.Perfect for bird watching, landscape appreciation, wildlife, or maritime observation. Equally suitable for observing the night sky.An attractive telescope with quality leather protective caseDisplays a desirable aged patina and in good orderRich tan coloured leather dresses the primary barrel and sun shadeOf 3 draw type, opening with a reassured action to each tubeClear, bright objective lens with a diameter of 48mm (2")Quality, matching leather dust cup present for the objective and eyepieceThe eyepiece finished with concentric ring turningSupplied with a London Fine oak and brass Captains Stand for displayEngraved to the rear barrel 'The 22/100 Spotter - J.H. Steward Ltd, LondonThe Spotter was often used in the Great War by sniper's to spot targetsFurther engraved with Made in EnglandThis is a fine antique telescope, dressed within a superb leather case and graced with beautifully polished brightwork. As good to use today as it was over a hundred years ago. Delivered ready for use or display.Dimensions:Closed Length: 27cm (10.75'')Fully Drawn: 72cm (28.25'')Objective Diameter: 4.8cm (2'') Find out more about J.H. Steward here...Buy it now direct from the dealer here: Antique 3 Draw Telescope, English, Brass, Leather, Terrestrial, Astro, Great War

      £985.00

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    • Antique 2 Draw Telescope, English, Chromed Brass, Terrestrial, Astro, Victorian

      Antique 2 Draw Telescope, English, Chromed Brass, Terrestrial, Astro, Victorian

      london fine limited, exeter, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.9822This is an antique 2 draw telescope. An English, chromed brass terrestrial or astronomical refractor, dating to the late Victorian period, circa 1900.Perfect for bird watching, landscape appreciation, wildlife, or maritime observation. Equally suitable for observing the night sky. Supplied with a London Fine oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for display.Of generous proportion when fully drawn, and neatly stowed in its own caseDisplaying a desirable aged patina, some light marks commensurate with useLeather covered primary barrel tanned in dark green with some light colour wearPolished draw tubes show bright silvered tones, lightly marked from gentle usePresenting a clear optical performance, with a 34mm (1.25") primary objective lensLift-off dust cap to the objective, the flared eye cup benefits from a sliding type dust coverDraws with a pleasingly firm action to a length of 59cm (23.25'')Rich amber hues to the lightly time-worn external jacket caseThis is an appealing antique 2 draw telescope, showing quality Victorian craftsmanship and drawing to an impressive length. Delivered ready for use or display.Dimensions:Closed Length: 27cm (10.75'')Fully Drawn: 59cm (23.25'')Objective Diameter: 34mm (1.25'')Buy it now direct from the dealer here: Antique 2 Draw Telescope, English, Chromed Brass, Terrestrial, Astro, Victorian

      £895.00

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    • Antique Flower Display Table, Dutch, Inlaid, Console, Gate Leg, Georgian, 1780

      Antique Flower Display Table, Dutch, Inlaid, Console, Gate Leg, Georgian, 1780

      london fine limited, exeter, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.9432This is an antique flower display table. A Dutch, mahogany and inlaid fold-over gate leg console table, dating to the Georgian period, circa 1780. Captivating craftsmanship with exceptional colour and detailDisplays a desirable aged patina and in good orderSelect stocks beam with rich caramel hues and fine grain interestBeautifully inlaid with quality boxwood and appleStriking triangular form when folded, ideal for corner placementCentral medallion presents a potted urn with sprouting foliageFurther decorated with outer foliate motif, bordered with fine stringingGracefully extends upon a pair of hinges to form a square profileGate leg rotates from the centre to support the upper leafPair of oval foliate medallions accentuate the extended appearanceSlender tapering legs graced with flowerhead motif and block pattern detailThis is a superb antique flower display table, with a striking appearance and of useful fold-over nature. Crafted with a fine choice of timbers and inlays to great effect. Solid joints and construction, delivered waxed, polished and ready for the home.Dimensions:Folded Width: 100cm (39.25'')Folded Depth: 50.5cm (20'')Folded Height: 76.5cm (30'')Extended Width: 100cm (39.25'')Extended Depth: 101cm (39.75'')Extended Height: 75cm (29.5'')Buy it now direct from the dealer here: Antique Flower Display Table, Dutch, Inlaid, Console, Gate Leg, Georgian, 1780

      £2,850.00

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    • Antique French Microscope c1885-1895

      Antique French Microscope c1885-1895

      david wilson antiques, manchester, united kingdom

      Antique French Travel Microscope Not marked apart from the word Depose, French for patent. This would mean the microscope is a French make. That was retailed in Ireland, as inside of the box is an...

      £75.00

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    • Marine Telescope 1970s

      Marine Telescope 1970s

      david wilson antiques, manchester, united kingdom

      Dollond of London Marine Telescope. Made for copper brass & wood. Size extends to 34cm and retracts to 13.5 cm. Box 16.5 long 6cm high & 6cm deep. One small nick to the wood, Beautiful...

      £35.00

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    • 4' Long Antique Telescope, English, Silvered Brass, Dennis of London, Victorian

      4' Long Antique Telescope, English, Silvered Brass, Dennis of London, Victorian

      london fine limited, exeter, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.8244This is a long antique telescope. An English, silvered brass single draw refractor by Dennis of London, dating to the early Victorian period and later, circa 1850.Perfect for bird watching, landscape appreciation, wildlife, or maritime observation. Equally suitable for observing the night sky.Superior length telescope with appealing finish and personal inscriptionDisplaying a desirable aged patina throughoutSilvered brass presents bright, reflective tonesBright objective with large 55mm diameter — some marks to lens edgeFront element protected by sliding sun shadeRemovable dust cover encloses the element when not in usePrimary barrel dressed distinctively in a later, quality faux crocodile coverFlared eye-cup to rear, the sliding dust cover absentThe single draw tube engraved 'Dennis - 122 Bishopsgate St - London'Personalised from a George John Malcolm to an Arthur PhillpottsFront dust cover engraved with a small company tower emblemSupplied with a London Fine oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for displayThis is a quality antique telescope by Dennis of London, of superb proportion and with an eye-catching later barrel dressing. Delivered ready to be displayed or enjoyed.Dimensions:Closed Length: 105cm (41.25'')Fully Drawn Length: 126cm (49.5'')Objective Lens Diameter: 55mm (2.25'') Buy it now direct from the dealer here: 4' Long Antique Telescope, English, Silvered Brass, Dennis of London, Victorian

      £895.00

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    • Antique 4 Draw Telescope, English, Terrestrial, Astronomical, Dollond, Victorian

      Antique 4 Draw Telescope, English, Terrestrial, Astronomical, Dollond, Victorian

      london fine limited, exeter, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.8759This is an antique four draw telescope. An English, brass refractor for terrestrial or astronomical use by Dollond of London, dating to the late Victorian period, circa 1890.Perfect for bird watching, landscape appreciation, wildlife stalking, or maritime observation. Equally suitable for observing the night sky.Of superb length when fully drawn, with a compact form when closedDisplays a desirable aged patina throughoutGood optics from the broad 50mm diameter objective, presenting a clear, sharp performanceDraws with a firm, positive action to a length of almost 3' 6"Stout primary barrel dressed with a tactile, later faux crocodile coverFourth draw tube engraved 'Dollond, London'Eye cup protected with a swivel type dust coverSupplied with a London Fine oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for displayThis is a fine antique four draw telescope, with striking length when fully drawn and bearing the famous Dollond name. As good to use today as it was over a hundred years ago. Delivered polished and ready to enjoy.Dimensions:Closed Length: 28cm (11'')Fully Drawn Length: 106cm (41.75'')Objective Lens Diameter: 50mm (2'')Buy it now direct from the dealer here: Antique 4 Draw Telescope, English, Terrestrial, Astronomical, Dollond, Victorian

      £1,275.00

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    • Antique 3 Draw Telescope, English, Brass, Leather, Terrestrial, Victorian, 1870

      Antique 3 Draw Telescope, English, Brass, Leather, Terrestrial, Victorian, 1870

      london fine limited, exeter, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.8255This is an antique 3-draw telescope. An English, brass and leather terrestrial or astronomical refractor, dating to the Victorian period, circa 1870.Perfect for bird watching, landscape appreciation, wildlife, or maritime observation. Equally suitable for observing the night sky.Purposeful example with dust covers and tactile barrelDisplays a desirable aged patina throughout - each tube draws with a pleasingly firm actionBroad 60mm primary barrel dressed with a quality leather hand gripRich golden tones shine from the polished brass tubesPresents a clear optical performance, with a 35mm (1.5") primary objective lensDeep, sliding sun shade for protection on brighter days, with screw on sliding dust capFlared eye cup also offering a sliding dust coverSupplied with a London Fine oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for displayThis is an attractive and nicely specified antique telescope, with quality Victorian optical craftsmanship. Delivered polished and ready for use or display.Dimensions:Closed Length: 28.5cm (11.25'')Fully Drawn Length: 91.5cm (36'')Objective Diameter: 35mm (1.5'') Buy it now direct from the dealer here: Antique 3 Draw Telescope, English, Brass, Leather, Terrestrial, Victorian, 1870

      £1,195.00

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    • Antique 3 Draw Telescope, English, Brass, Terrestrial Refractor, Victorian, 1900

      Antique 3 Draw Telescope, English, Brass, Terrestrial Refractor, Victorian, 1900

      london fine limited, exeter, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.8253This is an antique 3 draw telescope. An English, brass terrestrial or astronomical refractor, dating to the late Victorian period, circa 1900.Perfect for bird watching, landscape appreciation, wildlife, or maritime observation. Equally suitable for observing the night sky.Compact telescope extends to a generous length when fully drawnDisplaying a desirable aged patina, some light marks commensurate with useOffers a tactile, leather dressed primary barrelPolished draw barrels show light golden tonesPresenting a clear optical performance, with a 35mm (1.5") primary objective lensSun protection provided by a deep, sliding sun shadeFlared eye cup benefits from a sliding type dust coverEach tube draws with a pleasingly firm actionSupplied with a London Fine oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for displayThis is an appealing antique 3 draw telescope, showing quality late Victorian craftsmanship and drawing to an impressive length when required. Delivered polished and ready for use or display.Dimensions:Closed Length: 24cm (9.5'')Fully Drawn Length: 80cm (31.5'')Objective Diameter: 3.5cm (1.5'') Buy it now direct from the dealer here: Antique 3 Draw Telescope, English, Brass, Terrestrial Refractor, Victorian, 1900

      £895.00

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    • Large Antique Officer Of The Watch Telescope, English, Negretti and Zambra, 1880

      Large Antique Officer Of The Watch Telescope, English, Negretti and Zambra, 1880

      london fine limited, exeter, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.8060This is a large antique 'officer of the watch' telescope. An English, single draw refractor for terrestrial or astronomical use by Negretti and Zambra of London, dating to the late Victorian period, circa 1880.Perfect for bird watching, landscape appreciation, wildlife stalking, or maritime observation. Equally suitable for observing the night sky.Wonderfully presented example of an Officer of the Watch type telescopeDisplays a desirable aged patina and in good orderThe primary barrel dressed with a tightly wound and weathered string jacketEye-catching silvered and brassed metalwork offers great tonalitySingle tube draws smoothly with a reassuring actionUsefully sized 39mm (1.5'') primary objective in good, clear orderGenerous sliding sun shade provides cover from distracting rays and flaresConcave eyecup with drop-in sliding dust coverEngraved in delightful cursive for Negretti and Zambra, LondonSupplied with a London Fine oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for displayThis is a fascinating antique telescope, an example of the Officer of the Watch type favoured onboard in the 19th century by the highly regarded Negretti and Zambra - also known for their expertise in barometers and interests in furthering the art of photography. Delivered polished and ready to display or enjoy.Dimensions:Closed Length: 50cm (19.75'')Fully Drawn Length: 98cm (38.5'')Objective Diameter: 39mm (1.5'') Buy it now direct from the dealer here: Large Antique Officer Of The Watch Telescope, English, Negretti and Zambra, 1880

      £875.00

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    • Antique Officer Of The Watch Telescope, English, After Dollond, Victorian, 1890

      Antique Officer Of The Watch Telescope, English, After Dollond, Victorian, 1890

      london fine limited, exeter, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.8063This is a large antique 'officer of the watch' telescope. An English, single draw refractor for terrestrial or astronomical use in the manner of Dollond of London, dating to the late Victorian period, circa 1890.Perfect for bird watching, landscape appreciation, wildlife stalking, or maritime observation. Equally suitable for observing the night sky.Appealingly patinated Officer of the Watch type telescopeDisplays a desirable aged patina throughoutLong, tapering primary barrel dressed with a weathered canvas and rope jacketEye-catching silvered and brassed metalwork catches the eyeSingle tube draws smoothly with a reassuring actionGenerously sized 45mm (1.75") objective in good orderFlared eyecup decorated with fine concentric detailIndistinctly engraved to the draw tube 'D... London 7667' in the manner of DollondTo the reverse, remnants of a personalised engravingSupplied with a London Fine oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for displayThis is a charming antique telescope, an example of the Officer of the Watch type favoured onboard in the 19th century and closely following the manner and quality of Dollond. Delivered polished and ready to display or enjoy.Dimensions:Closed Length: 63.5cm (25'')Fully Drawn Length: 81.5cm (32'')Objective Diameter: 45mm (1.75'') Buy it now direct from the dealer here: Antique Officer Of The Watch Telescope, English, After Dollond, Victorian, 1890

      £1,095.00

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    • Antique 3 Draw Telescope, English, Terrestrial, Davis of London, Victorian, 1860

      Antique 3 Draw Telescope, English, Terrestrial, Davis of London, Victorian, 1860

      london fine limited, exeter, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.8064This is an antique 3 draw telescope. An English, brass terrestrial or astronomical refractor by Davis of London, dating to the mid Victorian period, circa 1860.Perfect for bird watching, landscape appreciation, wildlife, or maritime observation. Equally suitable for observing the night sky.Of impressive proportion when fully drawn, compact when closedDisplaying a desirable aged patina, some light marks commensurate with useFruitwood primary barrel shows rich russet huesPolished draw barrels show bright golden tonesPresenting a clear optical performance, with a 40mm (1.5") primary objective lensGuard against strong light with a generously deep, sliding sun shadeComplete with sliding brass dust cover to front, set within screw-on mountAnother sliding dust cover resides within the eye cupDraws with a pleasingly firm actionThree draw tubes, showing signs of light polish and useEngraved to rear tube 'Davis, London'Supplied with a London Fine oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for displayThis is a compact antique 3 draw telescope, showing quality Victorian craftsmanship whilst drawing to an impressive length. Delivered polished and ready for use or display.Dimensions:Closed Length: 27.5cm (10.75'')Fully Drawn Length: 89.5cm (35.25'')Objective Diameter: 40mm (1.5'') Buy it now direct from the dealer here: Antique 3 Draw Telescope, English, Terrestrial, Davis of London, Victorian, 1860

      £1,475.00

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    • Antique Ross Telescope, English, 3 Draw, Terrestrial Refractor, Early 20th, 1920

      Antique Ross Telescope, English, 3 Draw, Terrestrial Refractor, Early 20th, 1920

      london fine limited, exeter, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.7959This is an antique Ross of London telescope. An English, brass three draw terrestrial refractor, dating to the early 20th century, circa 1920.Perfect for bird watching, landscape appreciation, wildlife, or maritime observation. Equally suitable for observing the night sky.An attractive antique telescope from a renowned makerDisplays a desirable aged patina throughoutSilvered brass finish presents bright, reflective tonesClear, bright objective with a large 50mm (2") diameterFront element protected by a generous sliding sun shadeFascinating tapering primary barrel dressed in a black crackle finishFlared eye-cup with sliding dust cover and eye-catching concentric ring finishOf three draw form, the whole drawing with a reassuringly firm actionThe final draw tube engraved with the Ross London mark and serial number 33079Tube also engraved to the underside with the monogram of H.W.C.Supplied with a London Fine oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for displayThis is a quality antique Ross of London telescope with an appealing tapering profile, large objective diameter and tactile finish. Delivered ready to be displayed or enjoyed.Dimensions:Closed Length: 26.5cm (10.5'')Fully Drawn Length: 83cm (32.75'')Primary Objective Diameter: 50mm (2'') Buy it now direct from the dealer here: Antique Ross Telescope, English, 3 Draw, Terrestrial Refractor, Early 20th, 1920

      £985.00

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    • Antique Officer of the Watch Telescope, English, Terrestrial, Astronomical, Ross

      Antique Officer of the Watch Telescope, English, Terrestrial, Astronomical, Ross

      london fine limited, exeter, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.7973This is an antique officer of the watch telescope. An English, leather and nickel silver single draw refractor for terrestrial or astronomical use, by Ross of London, circa 1920.Perfect for bird watching, landscape appreciation, wildlife, or maritime observation. Equally suitable for observing the night sky.Delightful example from a renowned London optical specialist'Officer of the Watch' telescopes were commonly used on board ships from the 19th century onwardsDisplays a desirable aged patina with some light wear commensurate with ageSilvered nickel offering bright, reflective tonesClear, bright objective with 30mm diameterPrimary barrel dressed in a tactile, chestnut coloured leather coverFlared eye-cup with swivel dust cover and superb, concentric ring finishThe draw tube engraved with Ross, London 62198Supplied with a London Fine oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for displayThis is a quality antique telescope by Ross of London, a fine example of the Officer of the Watch breed. Delivered polished and ready to be displayed or enjoyed.Dimensions:Closed Length: 43cm (17'')Fully Drawn Length: 62.5cm (24.5'')Primary Objective Diameter: 30mm (1.25'') Buy it now direct from the dealer here: Antique Officer of the Watch Telescope, English, Terrestrial, Astronomical, Ross

      £985.00

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    • Large Antique Library Telescope, English, Starboy, Astronomical, Broadhurst & Co

      Large Antique Library Telescope, English, Starboy, Astronomical, Broadhurst & Co

      london fine limited, exeter, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.7864This is an antique library telescope. An English, brass 'Starboy' astronomical mounted refractor by Broadhurst, Clarkson & Co, dating to the early 20th century, circa 1920.Perfect for bird watching, landscape appreciation, wildlife stalking, or maritime observation. Equally suitable for observing the night sky.Displays consistent colour throughout and a desirable aged patinaOriginal primary barrel in good order with a few light indentations under close inspectionStriking brass brightwork presented in eye-catching, original orderBy the renowned Broadhurst, Clarkson and Co. of LondonSingle draw tube extends smoothly, focused by knurled wheel moving an internal rack and pinionMaker's mark to the angle viewer; Broadhurst, Clarkson and Co. 63 Farringdon Road LondonSupplied with a parallel viewing tube and fascinating ephemera in the form of hand-written usage notesAttaches to the cast iron tripod with two brass turn screws and rotates through 90 degrees fore and aftThis is a delightful antique library telescope, an early example of Broadhurst, Clarkson & Co's Starboy line of astronomical mounted scopes. Ideal for observing the night sky in comfort. Delivered polished and ready to be enjoyed.Dimensions:Closed Length: 122cm (48'')Fully Drawn Length: 132cm (52'')Primary Objective Diameter: 6.5cm (2.5'')Fully Drawn With Parallel Eye Tube: 150.5cm (59.25") Find out more about Broadhurst Clarkson here...Buy it now direct from the dealer here: Large Antique Library Telescope, English, Starboy, Astronomical, Broadhurst & Co

      £2,850.00

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    • TELESCOPE & STAND VINTAGE MAKER ROSS OF LONDON SUPERB.

      TELESCOPE & STAND VINTAGE MAKER ROSS OF LONDON SUPERB.

      bore park antiques, nuneaton, united kingdom

      SUPERB POWERFUL ITEM ON SOLID OLD STAND ALL LENSES SEEM OK HAS AN X LINE SIGHT POSSIBLE MILITARY?? CONSIDER EARLY 19TH CENTURY HAS WRITTEN ON FRONT BRASS CAP FOR NIGHT USE ONLY AND THE MARKINGS...

      £650.00

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