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Single-Draw Telescope "For Day Objects"
|Main Tube Length||51.0in||1295mm|
|Main Tube Diameter||3.3in||83mm|
|Objective Clear Aperture Diameter||2.8in||70mm|
This very large telescope has a round tapered mahogany barrel, originally covered with brown leather. A green wool fabric cover has been sewn over the leather. The objective lens is an achromatic doublet with a sliding shade. The push-on lens cap is missing. It has a single short brass draw (without retention), a four lens eyepiece, and a tapered eyecup with a swivel cover. The front lens is missing in the eyepiece. It is signed "Dollond * London" on the rear brass collar of the barrel, with the draw to the bottom. Also, engraved on the draw, with the eyecup to the right, is "For Day Objects."
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