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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 Pocket Telescope, English, Brass, 6 Draw, Refractor, Terrestrial, C.1840

      Antique Pocket Telescope, English, Brass, 6 Draw, Refractor, Terrestrial, C.1840

      london fine limited, taunton, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.6204

      This is an antique pocket telescope. An English, brass six draw refractor for terrestrial or astronomical use dating to the mid-19th century, circa 1840.

      Perfect for bird watching, landscape appreciation, wildlife stalking, or maritime observation. Equally suitable for observing the night sky.

      • Six draw tubes make this an ideal pocket telescope
      • Tubes operate with a smooth draw action
      • Primary barrel with distinctive turned ring finish
      • Clear, bright objective lens has a diameter of 30mm (1.25")
      • Sliding brass sunshade to the objective lens
      • Flared eyecup with swivel dust cover

      A fine antique pocket telescope, supplied with a London Fine oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for display. Delivered polished and ready for the home.

      Dimensions:
      Closed Length: 11cm (4.25'')
      Drawn Length: 44cm (17.25'')
      Objective Diameter: 30mm (1.25'')

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      Antique Pocket Telescope, English, Brass, 6 Draw, Refractor, Terrestrial, C.1840

      £345.00

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    • Antique Pocket Telescope, English, Brass, Leather, 3 Draw, Refractor, Victorian

      Antique Pocket Telescope, English, Brass, Leather, 3 Draw, Refractor, Victorian

      london fine limited, taunton, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.6154

      This is an antique pocket telescope. An English, brass and leather 3 draw refractor of the Victorian period and dating to the late 19th century, circa 1900.

      • Painted brass displays a desirable aged patina
      • Fine aged leather-bound primary tube in good order
      • Draws to its extent with a smooth action
      • 25mm (1") objective and polished brass dust cap
      • Flared eyecup with concentric detail and sliding dust cover
      • Pocket friendly - closed length of 15cm (6")

      Supplied with a London Fine oak and brass "captain's stand" for display and delivered ready for use or display.

      Dimensions:
      Closed Length: 15cm (6'')
      Max Drawn Length: 41.5cm (16.25'')
      Objective Glass Diameter: 25mm (1'')

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      Antique Pocket Telescope, English, Brass, Leather, 3 Draw, Refractor, Victorian

      £125.00

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    • Vintage Stalking Telescope, English, Leather, Brass, Pocket, 3 Draw, Early C20th

      Vintage Stalking Telescope, English, Leather, Brass, Pocket, 3 Draw, Early C20th

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      Our Stock # 18.5086

      This is a vintage stalking telescope. An English, leather-bound brass, pocket, 3 draw refractor t dating to the early 20th century.

      • Of unusual form, with stout collar
      • Blackened finish typical of stalking scopes
      • In good order with a desirable aged patina
      • Large, 45mm primary objective glass
      • Graceful sliding sun shade, adding further appeal
      • Smooth draw action to the three brass tubes
      • Leather-bound primary barrel with soft grain and consistent colour
      • Flared eyecup with swivel dust cover
      • Closing to a pocket-friendly 24.5cm (9.75")

      This is an unusual, but effective vintage stalking telescope, with its pocket-size frame well suited to many outdoor pursuits. Supplied with a London Fine oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for display.

      Dimensions:
      Closed Length: 24.5cm (9.75'')
      Max Drawn Length: 45cm (17.75'')
      Objective Glass Diameter: 45mm (1.75'')

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      Vintage Stalking Telescope, English, Leather, Brass, Pocket, 3 Draw, Early C20th

      £495.00

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    • Antique Aneroid Barometer, English, Winstanley of Wigan, Oak, Banjo, Temperature

      Antique Aneroid Barometer, English, Winstanley of Wigan, Oak, Banjo, Temperature

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      Our Stock # 18.5702

      This is an antique aneroid barometer. An English, Winstanley of Wigan, oak banjo barometer with temperature scale dating to the late 19th century, circa 1880. 

      • Attractive banjo barometer by Winstanley of Wigan
      • Select oak displays a desirable aged patina
      • Rich caramel hues throughout with a fine grain interest
      • Bright, clear instrument glass in very good order

      • Foliate detail to the double scroll pediment, sitting above a temperature scale
      • Mercury-filled scale displays in Fahrenheit and Centigrade
      • Generously proportioned aneroid barometer, face diameter 19cm (7.5")
      • Highly decorative, red and black conditions annotations over ceramic face

      • Second pointer can be set to display the change in conditions
      • Aneroid cell mechanism visible within the centre
      • Foliate detail resumes at the base of the barometer

      This is an antique aneroid barometer with temperature scale. Solid joints and construction, delivered waxed, polished and ready for the home.

      Dimensions:
      Max Width: 27cm (10.75'')
      Max Depth: 8.5cm (3.25'')
      Max Height: 88cm (34.75'')

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      Antique Aneroid Barometer, English, Winstanley of Wigan, Oak, Banjo, Temperature

      £895.00

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    • Antique Stick Barometer, English, Mahogany, Torre and Co, London, Circa 1850

      Antique Stick Barometer, English, Mahogany, Torre and Co, London, Circa 1850

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      Our Stock # 18.5639

      This is an antique stick barometer. An English, mahogany barometer by the renowned Torre and Co. of London and dating to the mid 19th century, circa 1850.

      • Select mahogany displays rich, dark hues throughout
      • A desirable aged patina, with some marks to the original silvered scale
      • Case delineated with elegant, boxwood chevron banding
      • Decorated with a turned brass finial between a broken arched pediment

      • Barometer face encased within a glass door, dressed with brass clasp
      • Main barometer runs centrally, with manually adjustable change indicator
      • Secondary temperature scale shows Fahrenheit
      • Flat trunk runs to a hemispherical cistern cover

      This is a fascinating antique stick barometer by the renowned Torre and Co. of London. Delivered polished and ready for the home.

      Dimensions:
      Max Width: 13.5cm (5.25'')
      Max Depth: 5.5cm (2.25'')
      Max Height: 102cm (40.25'')

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      Antique Stick Barometer, English, Mahogany, Torre and Co, London, Circa 1850

      £1,350.00

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    • Large, Antique Telescope Tripod, English, Pine, Observatory, Rack, Circa 1900

      Large, Antique Telescope Tripod, English, Pine, Observatory, Rack, Circa 1900

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      Our Stock # 18.5715

      This is a large, antique telescope tripod. An English, pine observatory rack dating to the late 19th century, circa 1900. 

      • Original painted finish displays a desirably aged patina
      • A rare, observatory telescope rack in large proportion
      • Highly adjustable and collapsible for transportation

      • Variable angle telescope platform, with a pair of rests suitable for an astronomical telescope
      • Rests support a telescope with a maximum diameter of 12.5cm (5")
      • Fine adjustment possible, threaded bar absent

      • Pleasingly geometric tripod base
      • Rear leg braced with a pair of screw-fastened stanchions

      This is a rare and generously proportioned antique telescope tripod, well suited for use with a contemporary telescope. Delivered ready for observational use.

      Dimensions:
      Max Width: 90.5cm (35.75'')
      Max Depth: 111cm (43.75'')
      Max Height: 149cm (58.75'')

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      Large, Antique Telescope Tripod, English, Pine, Observatory, Rack, Circa 1900

      £1,295.00

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    • Vintage Telescope, Tripod, Broadhurst Clarkson, London, Starboy, Astronomical

      Vintage Telescope, Tripod, Broadhurst Clarkson, London, Starboy, Astronomical

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      Our Stock # 18.5049

      This is a large, vintage telescope on a tripod and supplied with a case, by Broadhurst, Clarkson and Co. of London. An impressive 'Starboy' 3" astronomical refractor and dating to the early 20th century, circa 1930.

      • Displays consistent colour throughout and a desirable aged patina
      • Original primary barrel in good order with a single indentation under close inspection
      • Abundant brass brightwork displays in eye-catching, original order
      • By the renowned Broadhurst, Clarkson and Co. of London
      • Optics are in good order offering an achromatic object lens
      • Offering a crisp, bright and sharp image – inverted (astronomical scope)
      • Large 7.5cm (3") primary objective with protective dust cap
      • Sighting scope benefits from fine adjustment for alignment
      • Single draw tube extends smoothly, focused by knurled wheel moving an internal rack and pinion 
      • Maker's mark to the collar; Broadhurst, Clarkson and Co. 63 Farringdon Road London
      • Wooden tripod in very good condition and standing at 161.5cm (63.5") tall
      • Attaches to tripod with two brass turn screws and rotates through 90 degrees fore and aft
      • Carry case of stout build featuring felt cushioned stays, dust shade and colour filter
      • Case lid features a hand-written note, reminding the user to avoid looking directly at the sun
      • (Contrary to the hand-written advice to use a filter, we DO NOT recommend ANY solar observation whatsoever)

      This is an appealing vintage telescope, replete with tripod and carry case and perfect for terrestrial or astrological purposes. Delivered polished and ready for use.

      Dimensions:
      Closed Length: 110cm (43.25'')
      Fully Drawn Length: 120cm (47.25'')
      Objective Glass Diameter: 8cm (3.25'')
      Height on Tripod at Horizontal: 173.5 (68.25")

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      Vintage Telescope, Tripod, Broadhurst Clarkson, London, Starboy, Astronomical

      £1,895.00

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    • Antique Telescope, 3 Draw Refractor, English, Georgian, Lincoln of London, 1770

      Antique Telescope, 3 Draw Refractor, English, Georgian, Lincoln of London, 1770

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      Our Stock # 18.6068

      This is an antique telescope, a three draw refractor for terrestrial or astronomical use. An English Georgian piece by Lincoln of London, dating to circa 1770.

      Perfect for bird watching, landscape appreciation, wildlife stalking, or maritime observation. Equally suitable for observing the night sky.

      • Presenting a clear, sharp optical performance
      • Displays a desirable aged patina
      • Offering a smooth draw action and easy focus
      • Supplied with a London Fine oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for display
      • Parallel, satinwood primary barrel
      • 35mm, 1.5" objective lens
      • Flared eyecup with swivel dust cover
      • Engraved with maker's mark, 'Lincoln - London'

      A historic, period piece as good to use today as it was two hundred years ago.

      Dimensions:
      Closed Length: 18.5cm (7.25'')
      Fully Drawn Length: 55.5cm (21.75'')
      Objective Glass Diameter: 35mm (1.5'')

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      Antique Telescope, 3 Draw Refractor, English, Georgian, Lincoln of London, 1770

      £845.00

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    • Antique Telescope, English, Single Draw, Terrestrial, Astronomical, Georgian

      Antique Telescope, English, Single Draw, Terrestrial, Astronomical, Georgian

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      Our Stock # 18.6061

      This is an antique telescope, an English single draw refractor for terrestrial or astronomical use from the Georgian period and dating to mid 18th century, circa 1760.

      Perfect for bird watching, landscape appreciation, wildlife, or maritime observation. Equally suitable for observing the night sky

      • Presenting a clear, sharp optical performance
      • Parallel, fruitwood primary barrel
      • Single, segmented draw tube in good order
      • 15mm (0.5") achromatic objective lens with sliding dust cover
      • Bulbous eyecup with sliding dust cover
      • Supplied with a London Fine oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for display

      A historic, period piece as good to use today as it was two hundred and fifty years ago.

      Dimensions:
      Closed Length: 26.5cm (10.5'')
      Max Drawn Length: 44cm (17.25'')
      Objective Lens Diameter: 15mm (0.5'')

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      Antique Telescope, English, Single Draw, Terrestrial, Astronomical, Georgian

      £695.00

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    • Antique Telescope, 2 Draw Refractor, English, Georgian, 18th Century, Circa 1800

      Antique Telescope, 2 Draw Refractor, English, Georgian, 18th Century, Circa 1800

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      Our Stock # 18.6056

      This is an antique telescope, a two draw refractor for terrestrial or astronomical use. An English, late Georgian piece dating to circa 1800.

      Perfect for bird watching, landscape appreciation, wildlife stalking, or maritime observation. Equally suitable for observing the night sky.

      • Good optics presenting a clear, sharp performance
      • Parallel, primary barrel presents well
      • Draw tubes in good order with smooth action
      • Supplied with a London Fine oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for display.
      • Flared eyecup with sliding cover
      • Segmented draw tube
      • 25mm (1") achromatic objective
      • Sliding dust cover to objective

      A fine antique telescope, an historic, period piece as good to use today as it was two hundred years ago.

      Dimensions:
      Closed Length: 20cm (7.75'')
      Fully Drawn Length: 46cm (18'')
      Objective Glass Diameter: 25mm (1'')

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      Antique Telescope, 2 Draw Refractor, English, Georgian, 18th Century, Circa 1800

      £725.00

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    • Antique Telescope, English, Single Draw, Refractor, Terrestrial, Circa 1760

      Antique Telescope, English, Single Draw, Refractor, Terrestrial, Circa 1760

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      Our Stock # 18.5087

      This is an antique telescope. An English single draw refractor for terrestrial or astronomical use and dating to the mid 18th century, circa 1760.

      Perfect for bird watching, landscape appreciation, wildlife, or maritime observation. Equally suitable for observing the night sky.

      • Rich colouration and a desirable aged patina to the brass
      • Presenting a clear, sharp optical performance
      • Octagonal, wooden parallel primary barrel
      • Single, segmented brass draw tube operates smoothly
      • 20mm, 0.78" objective lens with sliding dust cover
      • Bulbous eye cup with sliding dust cover
      • Supplied with a London Fine oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for display

      This is a charming antique telescope from the Georgian period and a historic, period piece as good to use today as it was 260 years ago. Delivered waxed, polished and ready for viewing.

      Dimensions:
      Closed Length: 31.5cm (12.5'')
      Max Drawn Length: 54.5cm (21.5'')
      Objective Lens Diameter: 0.2cm (0.78'')

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      Antique Telescope, English, Single Draw, Refractor, Terrestrial, Circa 1760

      £995.00

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    • Antique Telescope, Regency, Baker of London, Two Draw Refractor, Circa 1920

      Antique Telescope, Regency, Baker of London, Two Draw Refractor, Circa 1920

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      Our Stock # 18.5077

      This is an antique telescope by noted retailer and manufacturer, Baker of London, a two draw refractor for terrestrial or astronomical use 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.

      • Presenting a clear, sharp optical performance
      • Tapered, leather-clad, primary barrel in good order
      • Withdraws with a smooth action, easy to focus
      • Supplied with a London Fine oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for display
      • 40mm (1.5") achromatic objective
      • Leather dust caps for objective and eye piece
      • Flared eyecup with sliding dust cover
      • Engraved; Baker, 244 High Holborn. London

      This antique telescope is an historic, period piece fine to use today that also displays well.

      Dimensions:
      Closed Length: 24cm (9.5'')
      Fully Drawn Length: 53.5cm (21'')
      Objective Glass Diameter: 40mm (1.5'')

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      Antique Telescope, Regency, Baker of London, Two Draw Refractor, Circa 1920

      £595.00

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    • Antique Telescope, Single Draw, Terrestrial, Astronomical, Georgian Circa 1760

      Antique Telescope, Single Draw, Terrestrial, Astronomical, Georgian Circa 1760

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      Our Stock # 18.6060

      This is an antique telescope, a single draw refractor for terrestrial or astronomical use. An English, Georgian piece dating to circa 1760.

      Perfect for bird watching, landscape appreciation, wildlife stalking, or maritime observation. Equally suitable for observing the night sky.

      • Tapered, fruitwood primary barrel presents well
      • Single brass draw tube in good order with smooth action
      • Supplied with a London Fine, oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for display.
      • 20mm (0.75") objective lens with sliding dust cover
      • Bulbous eyecup with sliding dust cover
      • Segmented brass draw tube

      A super example of a Georgian antique telescope. An historic, period piece that is good to use today as it was 250 years ago.

      Dimensions:
      Closed Length: 34cm (13.5'')
      Fully Drawn Length: 57.5cm (22.75'')
      Objective Glass Diameter: 20mm (0.75'')

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      Antique Telescope, Single Draw, Terrestrial, Astronomical, Georgian Circa 1760

      £725.00

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    • Antique Telescope, English, Single Draw, Terrestrial, Astronomical, Circa 1790

      Antique Telescope, English, Single Draw, Terrestrial, Astronomical, Circa 1790

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      Our Stock # 18.6058

      This is an antique telescope, an English, Georgian, single draw refractor for terrestrial or astronomical use dating to circa 1790.

      Perfect for bird watching, landscape appreciation, wildlife stalking, or maritime observation. Equally suitable for observing the night sky.

      • Presenting a clear, sharp optical performance
      • Tapered, wooden primary barrel
      • Single, brass draw tube in good order
      • 35mm (1.5") objective lens with dust cap
      • Extending brass sunshade
      • Flared eyecup with swivel dust cover

      A fine antique telescope supplied with a London Fine oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for display. A historic, period piece as good to use today as it was two hundred years ago.

      Dimensions:
      Closed Length: 25cm (9.75'')
      Fully Drawn Length: 39cm (15.25'')
      Objective Glass Diameter: 35mm (1.5'')

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      Antique Telescope, English, Single Draw, Terrestrial, Astronomical, Circa 1790

      £695.00

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    • Antique Telescope, 2 Draw, Terrestrial, Astronomical, English, Georgian, C.1760

      Antique Telescope, 2 Draw, Terrestrial, Astronomical, English, Georgian, C.1760

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      Our Stock # 18.6057

      This is an antique telescope, a two draw refractor for terrestrial or astronomical use. An English telescope dating to the mid-Georgian period of the 18th century, circa 1760.

      Perfect for bird watching, landscape appreciation, wildlife stalking, or maritime observation. Equally suitable for observing the night sky.

      • Good optics presenting a clear, sharp performance
      • Tapered fruitwood primary barrel in good order
      • Two draw tubes in good order
      • Draws with a smooth action and focuses easily
      • 25mm (1") objective stopped down to 10mm (0.4")
      • Bulbous eyecup with sliding dust cover

      Supplied with a London Fine oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for display. A historic, period piece as good to use today as it was two hundred and fifty years ago.

      Dimensions:
      Closed Length: 27cm (10.75'')
      Fully Drawn Length: 51cm (20'')
      Objective Glass Diameter: 25mm (1'')

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      Antique Telescope, 2 Draw, Terrestrial, Astronomical, English, Georgian, C.1760

      £775.00

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    • Antique Telescope, 2 Draw Refractor, Terrestrial, Astronomical, English, C.1810

      Antique Telescope, 2 Draw Refractor, Terrestrial, Astronomical, English, C.1810

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      Our Stock # 18.6059

      This is an antique telescope, a two draw refractor for terrestrial or astronomical use. An English, late Georgian piece dating to the early 19th century, circa 1810.

      Perfect for bird watching, landscape appreciation, wildlife stalking, or maritime observation. Equally suitable for observing the night sky.

      • Good optics presenting a clear, sharp performance
      • Parallel, fruitwood primary barrel in good order
      • Draw tubes in good order with smooth action
      • 25mm (1") achromatic objective with sliding dust cover
      • Flared eyecup with sliding dust cover
      • Supplied with a London Fine oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for display

      A historic, period piece as good to use today as it was two hundred years ago.

      Dimensions:
      Closed Length: 21.5cm (8.5'')
      Fully Drawn Length: 50.5cm (20'')
      Objective Glass Diameter: 25mm (1'')

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      Antique Telescope, 2 Draw Refractor, Terrestrial, Astronomical, English, C.1810

      £695.00

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    • Antique Telescope, English, 3 Draw Refractor, Silberrad Aldgate, 19th Century

      Antique Telescope, English, 3 Draw Refractor, Silberrad Aldgate, 19th Century

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      Our Stock # 18.5069

      This is an antique telescope. An English, three draw refractor for terrestrial or astronomical use by Silberrad of Aldgate, London and dating to the early 19th century, circa 1810. 

      Perfect for bird watching, landscape appreciation, wildlife stalking, or maritime observation. Equally suitable for observing the night sky.

      • Good optics presenting a clear, sharp performance
      • Parallel, mahogany primary barrel in good order
      • Draw tubes in good order with smooth action
      • Supplied with a London Fine oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for display
      • 35mm (1.5") achromatic objective
      • Brass lens cap and flared eyecup with swivel dust cover
      • Fine grain interest and rich mahogany hues
      • Bears the maker's mark; Silberrad - Aldgate, London

      This is a lovely mahogany and brass telescope by renowned optical instrument maker Silberrad.

      Dimensions:
      Closed Length: 18cm (7'')
      Fully Drawn Length: 55cm (21.75'')
      Objective Glass Diameter: 35mm (1.5'')

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      Antique Telescope, English, 3 Draw Refractor, Silberrad Aldgate, 19th Century

      £695.00

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    • Antique Pocket Telescope, 6 Draw, English, Compact, Negretti and Zambra, C.1860

      Antique Pocket Telescope, 6 Draw, English, Compact, Negretti and Zambra, C.1860

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      Our Stock # 18.5068

      This is an antique pocket telescope, a six draw refractor for terrestrial or astronomical use. An English compact scope by Negretti and Zambra dating to the mid 19th century, circa 1860.

      Perfect for bird watching, landscape appreciation, wildlife stalking, or maritime observation. Equally suitable for observing the night sky. 

      • Presenting a clear, sharp optical performance
      • Exudes quality from its finish and action
      • Draw tubes in good order with smooth action
      • Supplied with a London Fine oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for display.
      • Brass parallel barrel with original leather objective lens cap
      • 25mm (1") objective lens
      • Flared eyecup with swivel dust cover
      • Engraved with renowned maker's mark; Negretti & Zamba, 1. Hatton Garden, London

      This is a super little telescope of high regard and appeal.

      Dimensions:
      Closed Length: 9cm (3.5'')
      Fully Drawn Length: 35cm (13.75'')
      Objective Glass Diameter: 25mm (1'')

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      Antique Pocket Telescope, 6 Draw, English, Compact, Negretti and Zambra, C.1860

      £995.00

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    • Antique Telescope, Bancks and Son, English, 3 Draw, Late 18th Century, C.1800

      Antique Telescope, Bancks and Son, English, 3 Draw, Late 18th Century, C.1800

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      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'')

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      Antique Telescope, Bancks and Son, English, 3 Draw, Late 18th Century, C.1800

      £995.00

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    • Antique Telescope, 3 Draw, Terrestrial, Astronomical, English, Georgian, C.1780

      Antique Telescope, 3 Draw, Terrestrial, Astronomical, English, Georgian, C.1780

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      Our Stock # 18.5062

      This is an antique telescope, a three draw refractor for terrestrial or astronomical use. An English, Georgian piece dating to the late 18th century, circa 1780. 

      Perfect for bird watching, landscape appreciation, wildlife, or maritime observation. Equally suitable for observing the night sky.

      • Displays a desirable aged patina and rich hues
      • Presenting a clear, sharp optical performance
      • Parallel half wooden primary barrel
      • Offering a smooth draw action and easy focus
      • Three draw refractor with extending sunshade
      • 30mm (1.25") achromatic objective with sliding dust cover
      • Bulbous eyecup, also with sliding dust cover
      • Supplied with a London Fine oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for display

      This is a fascinating antique, Georgian telescope and as good to use today as it was over two hundred years ago. Delivered polished and ready for viewing.

      Dimensions:
      Closed Length: 31cm (12.25'')
      Max Drawn Length: 98.5cm (38.75'')
      Objective Lens Diameter: 3cm (1.25'')

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      Antique Telescope, 3 Draw, Terrestrial, Astronomical, English, Georgian, C.1780

      £495.00

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    • Antique Telescope, H Hughes and Son, London, Officer of the Watch, Early C20th

      Antique Telescope, H Hughes and Son, London, Officer of the Watch, Early C20th

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      Our Stock # 18.5081

      This is an antique telescope, a single draw refractor for terrestrial or astronomical use. An English, 'Officer of the Watch' telescope dating to the early 20th century.

      Perfect for bird watching, landscape appreciation, wildlife, or maritime observation. Equally suitable for observing the night sky.

      • Presenting a clear, sharp optical performance
      • Parallel, leather-clad, primary barrel in good order
      • Nickel-plated draw tube and sunshade
      • Withdraws with a smooth action, easy to focus
      • 30mm (1.25") objective lens
      • Presents a good, sharp and bright image
      • Engraved 'H. Hughes and Son Ltd, London, No. 8687, Made in Great Britain'
      • Complete with leather lens cap and sliding dust cover

      Supplied with a London Fine oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for display

      An historic, period piece fine to use today that displays well.

      Dimensions:
      Closed Length: 46cm (18'')
      Max Drawn Length: 60.5cm (23.75'')
      Objective Glass Diameter: 30mm (1.25'')

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      Antique Telescope, H Hughes and Son, London, Officer of the Watch, Early C20th

      £575.00

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    • Antique Telescope, Two Draw, Refractor, Stampa and Son, London, Circa 1810

      Antique Telescope, Two Draw, Refractor, Stampa and Son, London, Circa 1810

      london fine limited, taunton, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.5084

      This is an antique telescope, a two draw refractor for terrestrial or astronomical use. An English telescope by Stampa and Son, London dating to the late Georgian period, circa 1810. 

      Perfect for bird watching, landscape appreciation, wildlife, or maritime observation. Equally suitable for observing the night sky.

      • Good optics presenting a clear, sharp performance
      • Parallel, leather primary barrel in good order
      • Draw tubes in good order, the odd minor depression
      • Draws with a firm action and focuses easily
      • Engraved Stampa and Son, London, Day or Night
      • 38mm, 1.5", achromatic doublet objective lens
      • Sun shade slide and lens cap with integral dust slide
      • Sliding dust cover to flared eye cup

      Supplied with a London Fine oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for display. An historic, period piece as good to use today as it was two hundred years ago.

      Dimensions:
      Max Width: 37.5cm (14.75'')
      Max Depth: 97cm (38.25'')
      Max Height: 3.8cm (1.5'')

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      Antique Telescope, Two Draw, Refractor, Stampa and Son, London, Circa 1810

      £695.00

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    • Antique Telescope, 3 Draw, Pocket Refractor, Dollond London, Mid 19th Century

      Antique Telescope, 3 Draw, Pocket Refractor, Dollond London, Mid 19th Century

      london fine limited, taunton, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.5088

      This is an antique telescope, a three draw pocket telescope, a refractor for terrestrial or astronomical use by renowned manufacturer Dollond and dating to the mid 19th century.

      Perfect for bird watching, landscape appreciation, wildlife, or maritime observation. Equally suitable for observing the night sky.

      • Presenting a clear, sharp optical performance
      • Parallel, wooden, primary barrel in good order
      • Withdraws with a smooth action, easy to focus
      • Engraved 'Dollond London' in a script hand
      • 38mm (1.5") objective lens with brass lens cap
      • Slide dust cover to flared eye cup
      • Presents a good, sharp and bright image
      • Supplied with a London Fine, oak and brass, 'Captain's Stand' for display

      An antique telescope presented in good condition. An historic, period piece fine to use today.

      Dimensions:
      Closed Length: 24cm (9.5'')
      Fully Drawn Length: 73cm (28.75'')
      Objective Glass Diameter: 38mm (1.5'')

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      Antique Telescope, 3 Draw, Pocket Refractor, Dollond London, Mid 19th Century

      £595.00

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    • Antique Seven Draw Pocket Telescope, J.B. Dancer, Manchester, Circa 1845

      Antique Seven Draw Pocket Telescope, J.B. Dancer, Manchester, Circa 1845

      london fine limited, taunton, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.5078

      This is an antique seven draw pocket telescope by noted Victorian manufacturer, J.B. Dancer Manchester, a refractor for terrestrial or astronomical use dating to the mid 19th century, circa 1845. 

      Perfect for bird watching, landscape appreciation, wildlife stalking, or maritime observation. Equally suitable for observing the night sky.

      • Presenting a clear, sharp optical performance
      • Made by noted Victorian manufacturer J.B. Dancer, Manchester
      • Inscribed 'J.B. Dancer, Manchester, To adjust by sliding in the second draw'
      • Supplied with a London Fine oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for display

      • Parallel, leather clad, primary barrel in good order
      • Withdraws with a smooth action, easy to focus
      • Four lens eyepiece and flared eyecup
      • 34mm (1.25") achromatic, objective lens with lens cap

      An antique seven draw pocket telescope presented in fine working order. An historic, period piece fine to use today.

      Dimensions:
      Closed Length: 13cm (5'')
      Fully Drawn Length: 59.5cm (23.5'')
      Objective Glass Diameter: 34mm (1.25'')

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      Antique Seven Draw Pocket Telescope, J.B. Dancer, Manchester, Circa 1845

      £995.00

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    • Antique Telescope, English, Single Draw Refractor, T Harris & Son London, c.1810

      Antique Telescope, English, Single Draw Refractor, T Harris & Son London, c.1810

      london fine limited, taunton, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.5059

      This is an antique telescope, an English single draw refractor for terrestrial or astronomical use by T Harris & Son, London and dating to circa 1810.

      Perfect for bird watching, landscape appreciation, wildlife, or maritime observation. Equally suitable for observing the night sky. Supplied ready to enjoy; Fully inspected and lenses cleaned by our in-house restorer.

      • Presenting a clear, sharp optical performance
      • Tapered, wooden primary barrel
      • Single, brass draw tube in good order
      • 38mm, 1.5" achromatic objective lens
      • Sliding dust cover to objective lens
      • Swivel dust cover to flared eye cup
      • Supplied with a London Fine oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for display

      Engraved 'T Harris & Son, London', an historic, period piece as good to use today as it was two hundred years ago.

      Dimensions:
      Closed Length: 49.5cm (19.5'')
      Max Drawn Length: 79.5cm (31.25'')
      Objective Lens Diameter: 38mm (1.5'')

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      Antique Telescope, English, Single Draw Refractor, T Harris & Son London, c.1810

      £695.00

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