Large Antique Officer of The Watch Telescope, English, Dollond, Victorian, 1890
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About this item
This is a large antique 'officer of the watch' telescope. An English, single draw refractor for terrestrial or astronomical use by Dollond of London, dating to the late Victorian period, circa 1890.
Perfect for bird watching, landscape appreciation, wildlife stalking, or maritime observation. Equally suitable for observing the night sky.
Attractive Officer of the Watch example from the renowned Dollond
Good optics present a clear performance
Long, tapering primary barrel in good order with minimal wear
Draws with a smooth action and focuses easily
Generously sized 35mm (1.5") achromatic objective behind a removable, sliding dust cap
Dashingly flared eyecup with sliding dust cover and fine concentric detail
Engraved to draw tube with 'Dollond, London
Supplied with a London Fine oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for display
This is a charming antique Dollond telescope, an example of the Officer of the Watch type favoured onboard in the 19th century. Delivered polished and ready to display or enjoy.
Closed Length: 58.5cm (23'')
Fully Drawn Length: 76cm (30'')
Primary Objective Diameter: 40mm (1.5'').
Origin : United Kingdom
Manufacture Date : Circa 1890
Materials : Oak
Hele, United Kingdom
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