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2946M Marlborough
October 27, 2016 10:00 AMCalender

Thomas Short 3-inch Reflecting Library Telescope

Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2946M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: October 28, 2016 10:00AM


Thomas Short 3-inch Reflecting Library Telescope, London, late 18th century, 18 1/2-in. brass main tube engraved on the ocular end Thomas Short London 255=12, two-draw eyepiece, lens cap, all resting on a screw-mount scroll-foot tripod base, ht. 14 1/2 in.
Estimate $500-700

lacking optics and sighting pinnula, eyepiece lens cracked,

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Thomas Short, London