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Late 19th Century Victorian brass 5-draw telescope by J.H. Steward of 406 Strand, London. Leather binding and caps. Approx. 95x

£279.00

This is a late 19th Century 5-draw brass telescope by J.H. Steward of 406 Strand, London.  Some details are shown in the photos below. 

Main Features:

  • Minimum length when closed: 28cm (11 in.)
  • Maximum length when fully extended: 107cm (42.1 in.)
  • Maximum body diameter: 6.3cm (2.5 in.)
  • Objective lens diameter: 52mm (2 in.)
  • Magnification: approx. 95x (see note below)
  • Made by J. H. Steward of 406 Strand, London (see photo)
  • Weight: 1200g (2.6 lb.)
  • Black leather binding with leather caps on both ends


Note: The telescope body is in very good condition with only slight age-related wear and tear to the surface and to the leather cover. No chips or damage to the lenses, and no dust or mould on the internal lenses. All lenses have been cleaned where possible. This telescope gives clear images.  

For customer information, like most vintage telescopes of this type, the magnification value is not marked on the telescope body. We have tried to compare this telescope with a spotting scope which has a zoom magnification from 25x up to 125x. It looks that the images as viewed through both telescopes become similar as the magnification level of the spotting scope is adjusted to around 90x to 100x. This information is for your reference purpose only. 

This type of 5-draw vintage telescopes with such a high magnification power is very rare in the market and it is highly recommended for collection as well as for practical use.  
 

 
 
 
 
 
 


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