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Portable 2-inch Refracting Observatory Telescope

Auction:
2314
Lot:
631
Sold for:
$2,233$1,900

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2314
Location:
Bolton
Date / Time :
November 03, 2005 10:00AM

Description:

Portable 2-inch Refracting Observatory Telescope, lacquered-brass, with 18 1/2-inch tube, rack-and-pinion focusing, table tripod with ring mounts and counterweight, and field tripod with equatorial mount with geared rackwork elevation and 360 degree rotation 0-90 through four quadrants , ht. with table tripod 20 in., in fitted mahogany case, wd. 32 in.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Keywords

Rack and pinion, Telescopes