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Dollond Three-Draw Telescope

Signature Dollond, London

Date circa 1800
Dimensions English Metric
Main Tube Length 8.8in 224mm
Main Tube Diameter 1.8in 45mm
Total Length 28.0in 710mm
Closed Length 9.3in 235mm
Objective Clear Aperture Diameter 1.6in 40mm


This telescope has a round parallel wood barrel (probably mahogany), painted reddish-brown, with a push-on objective lens cap, which is missing.  The objective is an achromatic doublet, which has a small chip on the exterior lens.  It has three brass draws, a four lens eyepiece (contained in the segmented smallest draw), and a flared eyecup with a swivel cover.  The eyepiece draw is signed "Dollond   London" with the eyecup to the right. 





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