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Silver Galilean Monocular

Signature Dollond, London

Date Circa 1780
Dimensions English Metric
Main Tube Length 2.1in 52mm
Main Tube Diameter 1.8in 46mm
Total Length 4.0in 102mm
Closed Length 2.7in 68mm
Objective Clear Aperture Diameter 1.6in 41mm


This monocular has a round parallel barrel made of cardboard and covered in tortoise shell. The single non-achromatic objective lens is contained in a silver-colored cell. It has one silver-covered draw (without retention), a single eye lens, and a flared eyecup. The metal on the telescope is very ornately engraved and is probably silver. It is signed "Dollond London" on the draw, with the eyecup to the left. It comes with a shagreen covered case, trimmed in silver.



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