Antique 1800's 4 Drawer Telescope Spyglass Navy

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  • Item Category: Fine Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jul 28, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House

Antique Telescope

For your consideration, from my mother's estate, this wonderful old brass telescope. It is from the 1800's and is German in origin. T are no makers marks that I can find. This piece is in perfect working order and the optics are wonderful. You can see the craters on the moon like you are standing t! It has been in our family for generations.

This telescope is 4 drawer, made from solid brass with leather covering and case. The case is missing the strap and end piece. The leather on the scope itself is missing a small section. The piece is in great condition with wear consistant with it's age. It does slide in and out with no problem. The eyepiece has a small swivel cover and the lense cap is intact. T is a little wave in the brass on the eyepiece end which can be straightened out.

This telescope measures 9 inches closed and 29 1/2 inches fully extended. The lense end is 2 inches in diameter and the eyepiece end is 1 1/2 inches in diameter. I have had one email from an ebayer stating that this scope may have been made in France.

I have included as many pictures as possible to show this wonderful piece. I try to start my auctions at a reasonable price, according to the age and rarity of the item, with no reserve. It is hard task to settle the estate of ones parent, but I would like
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