Exceptional Antique Brass telescope C19th Century

$2,500.00 inc GST

 

Exceptional Antique Solid Brass telescope C19th Century.

This telescope has been passed to myself to “on sell” for a family that has had it in their family since their grandfather bought it from a Japanese sea Captain just after WW2.

It is a 60mm lens size with a 900mm focal length and fits two eyepieces.

This is a London, UK made telescope from the 19th Century.

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Exceptional Antique Solid Brass telescope C19th Century

This  telescope has been passed to myself to on sell for a family that has had it in their family since their grandfather bought it from a Japanese sea Captain just after WW2.

It is a 60mm lens size with a 900mm focal length and fits two eyepieces.

This is a London, UK made telescope from the 19th Century.

It features (and this is very rare) a totally original telescope, mount head, tripod and two inset tubes with eyepiece fitted. It is a very rare example of London bespoke hand crafting of telescopes, and represents the best example of this I have seen outside of a museum, the closest I have seen is a (very) similar unit to this at Monash University which is the  personal private telescope of the great man himself, sir John Monash – whose unit is worth a small fortune).

This telescope is very rare, so rare that I have only seen four units like this in my over forty years in both servicing and assisting the telescope & astronomy industry globally.

It suits a collector who wants something absolutely exceptional, or an antiques collector who wants a statement piece for their home. It is absolutely beautiful.

Unit supplied with original timber hard case custom made to exactly fit the telescope and mount together.

Additional information

Weight 68 kg

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