Early 19th Century Victorian Georgian-Era Brass 2-Draw Telescope / Spyglass

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  • Model: Brass 2-draw telescope
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5Kgs
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This is an early Victorian two draw brass telescope. Some details of this item are shown in the photos below. This telescope is considered to be a Georgian-Era model with 'guillotine-style' shutters, which was made in early 19th Century (1800-1850). This telescope model has become very rare in the market.

Main Features:

  • Minimum length when closed: 40.5cm (15.9 in.)
  • Maximum length when fully extended: 92cm (36.2 in.)
  • Body diameter: 6cm (2.4 in.)
  • Objective lens diameter: 40mm (1.6 in.) (Note: there is a brass lens cover over the objective lens)
  • Brass & extendable telescope tubes
  • Magnification: approx. 15-20x (see note below)
  • Built-in 'guillotine' - style lens shutter on both ends (Note: this is only found on old telescope models in early 19th Century, possibly during 1820s or 1830s)
  • Weight: 1310g (2.9 lb.)

Note: There are some age-related wear and tear to the surfaces. No chips or any damage to the lenses. No dust or mould on the internal lenses. All telescope lenses have been cleaned and the telescope gives clear images. It's hard to believe that the telescope of this age can still achieve such a good image. The objective lens shutter has been polished to improve its performance.

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 12x up to 36x. It looks that the image details as viewed through both scopes become similar as the magnification level of the spotting scope is adjusted to around 15-20x. Nevertheless, this information is for your reference purpose only.


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