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    Large Antique Officer of The Watch Telescope, English, Dollond, Victorian, 1890

    Large Antique Officer of The Watch Telescope, English, Dollond, Victorian, 1890

    $1,300 (approx conversion from £1153)

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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.

    Dimensions:

    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

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    Additional Information

    Code

    18.8061

    Dimensions

    W: 1cm  (0.4")H: 1cm  (0.4")D: 1cm  (0.4")

    Period

    19th Century, Victorian (1837 to 1901)

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