TELESCOPES

 

ITEM# NRTS-1
"H. HUGNES & SON"
19TH CENTURY CUSTOM TELESCOPE

 




A beautiful, custom made,  late 19th century telescope, very large
& quite hefty, with a draw at each end, made of solid brass.
The center is covered with stained & sealed sail cloth, with turk knots
at each end, a custom made item, & very rare find.
Engraved with the makers name:
H. HUGNES & SON
LONDON E.C.3
# 13/297/783
33" long x 2 1/2" diameter
A very hefty " Louisville Slugger" telescope
fully functional, & in excellent, like new condition for its age.
This is truly a one of a kind, you wont find anywhere.
Circa late 19th century
"SOLD"

ITEM # NRTS1A
"18TH CENTURY 7 DRAW TELESCOPE"



An extremely rare, 18th century seven draw telescope, made of silver plated
brass with the main section covered in leather.
This unique scope was made by
HARRIS
47 HOLBORN
LONDON
William Harris, lived at this address between 1767 & 1827, as well
as Thomas Harris, between 1799 & 1812.
The unit is engraved both on the final draw, as well as on the eye piece.
It was not the norm for the signature/engraving to be in two places in close proximity, &
it is believed that the scope was returned to Harris at some point to have the
eyepiece repaired, in which the second engraving was added.
The unit was recently
sent out for replacement of the leather &
tightening of the drawers by a professional telescope craftsmen.
All lenses & draws are 100% original & in fully functional
condition.
A wonderful item that survived 200 years & is in
near perfect condition.
10" closed x 26 1/2" fully extended

"SOLD"

ITEM # NRTS-2
"INCREDIBLE 10 DRAW 19TH CENTURY TELESCOPE"




An extremely rare , 10 draw , plus sunshade draw, prototype telescope,
Made of solid silver plated brass, with the main section covered in leather.
This telescope is believed to be made by an apprentice working for a a well
known British maker of optics, who was trying to impress his employer of
his skills.
The item is very long when extended, 55 1/2" inches & cannot be held properly
for viewing by just one person due to its hefty weight & length.
The huge unit collapses to an incredible 10 1/2" inches closed.
Signed / engraved by the designer/maker
"GEORGE MAIDER"
The unit is in excellent condition for its age, however its quite
hard to view its function as it is almost impossible to steady due
to its long length without a stand or second person to assist.
Just a true one of a kind item you will not find anywhere.
Circa mid 19th century
"SOLD"

ITEM # NRTS-3
"ELLIOTT BROS TELESCOPE"



A superb telescope, 2 draw, made of solid brass with the main section
covered in rosewood.
This is a very rarely seen item made for the
"British Naval Admiralty"
The item  has its original two piece velvet lined leather case,
& was purchased from a
British Naval Captain's collection from the town of
WHITBY, NORTH YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND
The same home of the renowned
"CAPTAIN HOOK"
A truly beautiful telescope, which would be a great
addition to any nautical collection.
30 1/2" extended x 2 1/2" diameter
15" closed
Engraved
ELLIOTT BROS
30 STRAND
LONDON
Circa Mid 19th century
"SOLD"

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