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Single-Draw Telescope "For Day Objects"

Signature Dollond, London

Date Pre-1800s
Dimensions English Metric
Main Tube Length 51.0in 1295mm
Main Tube Diameter 3.3in 83mm
Total Length 59.0in 1499mm
Closed Length 53.0in 1346mm
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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