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Nine-Draw Telescope

Signature Adams, London

Date circa 1800
Dimensions English Metric
Main Tube Length 4.3in 110mm
Main Tube Diameter 2.0in 50mm
Total Length 27.3in 695mm
Closed Length 5.5in 140mm
Objective Clear Aperture Diameter 1.6in 40mm


This telescope has a round parallel brass barrel covered with brown leather, possibly lizard. This covering is a replacement.  The push-on cap for the objective is missing.  The objective lens is an achromatic doublet and the exterior lens is cracked.  It has nine brass draws (an unusually large number), a four lens eyepiece (missing the lens nearest the objective), and a flared eyecup with a sliding cover.  It is signed "Adams   London" on the smallest draw, with the eyecup to the left.



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