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Nautical instruments

Large Marine Telescope, 90 centimeters – Ramsden, London, 18th century

Nice quality single draw naval spy glass with painted satinwood barrel and good optics. The eye lens with sliding lens protector, the objective lens with a diameter of fifty mm (2 in). Presents a good, sharp and bright image. At the barrel two hundred and fifty years of use can be read.
Jesse Ramsden lived from 1735 until 1800.

Catalog: NM.3-07
Date: 1750-1800
L: 90/75 cm (35,5/29,5 in)
D objective: 50 mm (2 in)
Signed: Ramsden London
Origin: England
Condition: in working condition, wear consistent with age and use, no repairs, lens cap of later date

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