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Two-Draw Telescope

Signature Parnell, Maker, London/ Day or Night

Date circa 1800
Dimensions English Metric
Main Tube Length 13.6in 346mm
Main Tube Diameter 2.5in 63mm
Total Length 35.0in 889mm
Closed Length 14.8in 376mm
Objective Clear Aperture Diameter 1.5in 39mm

Description

This telescope has a round parallel mahogany barrel.  The push-on cover and slide for the objective lens are missing.  The objective is an achromatic doublet.  It has two brass draws, a four lens eyepiece, and a tapered eyecup with a sliding cover. It is signed "Parnell, MAKER  London    DAY, or, NIGHT"  on the eyepiece tube, with the eyecup to the right.

 


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