The telescope is an old-style single draw, 27 inches closed and 40 inches extended.
Here is a wonderful old wood barrel telescope marked and sold by Jewitt & Co., 49 So. John St. Liverpool. Hand engraved on the rear brass collar is the inscription: Presented to F.E. Childs Jr. by Capt. J.M. Beverly.
As an historical aside, Capt. Beverly acquired some items from the salvage of the U.S.S. Maine, sunk in Havana Harbor in February, 1898. His brother commanded a salvage tug and recovered items, some of which were presented to friends and colleagues by the Beverly brothers.
The telescope is an old-style single draw, 27 inches closed and 40 inches extended. The barrel is a one-piece tapered tube, 20 inches long and 2.5 inches in diameter. It still has its original leather cover. Though well-used and showing its age, it has been carefully rehabilitated using all of its original material. It is fully functional and sound. Detailed pictures upon request.