Antique Telescope, H Hughes and Son, London, Officer of the Watch

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Material Mixed Technic
Style Antique
Room Living Room
Period Early 20th Century
Dimensions H 60.5 cm x W 46 cm x D 3 mm
Product Code ‌18.5081

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This is an antique telescope, a single draw refractor for terrestrial or astronomical use. An English, 'Officer of the Watch' telescope dating to the early 20th century. Perfect for bird watching, landscape appreciation, wildlife, or maritime observation. Equally suitable for observing the night sky. Presenting a clear, sharp optical performance Parallel, leather-clad, primary barrel in good order Nickel-plated draw tube and sunshade Withdraws with a smooth action, easy to focus 30mm (1.25") objective lens Presents a good, sharp and bright image Engraved 'H. Hughes and Son Ltd, London, No. 8687, Made in Great Britain' Complete with leather lens cap and sliding dust cover Supplied with a London Fine oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for display An historic, period piece fine to use today that displays well. Dimensions: Closed length 46cm (18'') Max drawn length 60.5cm (23.75'') Objective glass diameter 30mm (1.25'')

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