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Single-Draw Telescope

Signature Adams, London

Date Late 1700s
Dimensions English Metric
Main Tube Length 36.5in 930mm
Main Tube Diameter 2.2in 55mm
Total Length 42.5in 1080mm
Closed Length 37.5in 935mm
Objective Clear Aperture Diameter 1.4in 36mm


This telescope has a decagonal tapered mahogany barrel.  The brass objective lens cell has a built-in slide.  The objective is an achromatic doublet. It has one draw (without a retainer), that is segmented, a five lens eyepiece, and a bulbous style eyecup with a slide cover.  It is signed "Adams, London." on the draw, with the eyecup to the left.


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