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Wooden Library Telescope

Signature Dollond, London

Date circa 1800
Number of Draws 1
Dimensions English Metric
Main Tube Length 28.5in 724mm
Main Tube Diameter 2.8in 70mm
Total Length 40.5in 1030mm
Closed Length 38.5in 978mm
Objective Clear Aperture Diameter 2.1in 53mm

Description

This telescope has a round tapered wood barrel.  The objective lens is an achromatic doublet and has a screw-on cap.  It has a single brass draw with rack and pinion focusing by a thumbwheel.  There presently is only one eyepiece tube, for terrestrial use.  The four lens eyepiece is contained in a segmented brass tube, with a flared eyecup.  It is signed "Dollond * London" on the brass back plate of the barrel.  The telescope mounts on a folding cabriole tabletop stand.  It comes with a fitted Mahogany case.

 


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