17 inches extended, this little telescope has a hearty look.
Measuring six inches closed and 17 inches extended, this little telescope has a hearty look. The woven wrapping is in good condition and the brass barrel and three draws have no dents or damage. It extends smoothly and has good optics. The objective lens cap is gone but the shutter closure in the eye piece works fine. These small telescopes were popular on land and sea, and are not often found with the thread or horsehair weaving intact. Unmarked, but probably French manufacture for the British and American market 135 years ago.
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