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Nautical instruments

Naval Telescope, rope decorated – Bassnett, Liverpool, 19th century

Nice quality single draw telescope with two bras tubes and good optics. Eye lens with a protective shutter. The mainbody is clad with waxed rope and in good condition. The eye lens has a sliding lens protector. The objective lens with a diameter of 55 mm (2,2”). The waxed rope barrel has taken on a nice antique patina, polished over the years.
Some signs of age and use, but with a beautiful patin, polished over the years.
The stand is new made of old oak of about the same age as the telescope.

Catalog: NM.2-29
Date: ca.1850
L: 75 cm and fully extended 104 cm (29,5 and 41”)
D objective side: 68 mm (2,7”)
Signed: P. Bassnett, Opticican, Liverpool and a trademark Try Me centred with an anchor
Origin: England
Condition: in working condition, wear consistent with age and use, shade missing

Price of the stand: E 85

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