ANTIQUE TELESCOPE SIGNED DOLLOND LONDON DAY OR NIGHT

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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jun 23,2008
  • Channel: Online Auction

ANTIQUE TELESCOPE SIGNED DOLLOND LONDON DAY OR NIGHT 36" FULLY EXTENDED

This marvelous telescope - "longview" is made of brass and a thick mahogany barrel. It is an early 19th Century single-draw spyglass signed Dollond - London circa 1840's. It was made by one of the most prolific families of 18th and 19th century English telescope makers, Dollond. This is a large example of a 19 th Century telescope by George Dolland. His real name was George Huggins, but he changed it to Dolland, the name of his famous uncle, Peter Dolland. He was born in 1774, and he was apprenticed to Peter in 1788. He took over Peter's business in 1820 when Peter died. George Dolland died in 1856, but their name is still trading under Dolland and Aitchison. Length closed 20" and fully extended 36".

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