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Lacquered Brass 2 1/2-inch Gregorian Reflecting Telescope

Auction:
2345
Lot:
197
Sold for:
$2,350$2,000

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2345
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 29, 2006 10:00AM

Description:

Lacquered Brass 2 1/2-inch Gregorian Reflecting Telescope, signed on the end-cap B.E. Van de Bilde, with 9-inch lg. body tube, primary and secondary mirrors, screw-rod focusing, and threaded eyepiece dividing into two sections, mounted with milled thumbscrews to compass joint on turned pillar with three straight folding legs, ht. level 12 in., in original (refinished) dovetailed mahogany case with baize-lined fitted sections.
Estimate $2,500-3,500

Keywords

E. Van de Bilde, Lenses, Optical devices, Reflecting telescope, Screws, Telescope, Telescope types, Telescopes, Thumbscrew