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Dollond Three-Draw Telescope

Signature Dollond, London

Date circa 1800
Dimensions English Metric
Main Tube Length 8.7in 221mm
Main Tube Diameter 1.8in 45mm
Total Length 28.3in 718mm
Closed Length 9.3in 236mm
Objective Clear Aperture Diameter 1.6in 40mm


This telescope has a parallel mahogany barrel, painted brick red. The objective lens is an achromatic doublet and has a push-on brass cap. It has three brass draws, a four-lens eyepiece, and a flared eyecup with a swivel cover. The segmented eye tube is signed "Dollond, London" with the eyecup to the right.




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