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Single-Draw Telescope

Signature Dollond, London

Date Early 1800s
Dimensions English Metric
Main Tube Length 36.8in 933mm
Main Tube Diameter 2.5in 63mm
Total Length 43.2in 1097mm
Closed Length 37.2in 945mm
Objective Clear Aperture Diameter 2.0in 51mm

Description

This telescope has a round tapered barrel made of an unknown metal. It is covered with leather, in poor condition. The objective lens in an achromatic doublet with a push-on cap that is missing. It has a single segmented brass draw, a four lens eyepiece, and a flared eyecup that is missing its swivel cover. It is signed "Dollond London 5077" on the draw, with the eyepiece to the right.

 


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