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James W. Queen & Co. 4-inch Refractor Telescope

Auction:
3003M
Lot:
356
Sold for:
$1,353$1,100

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3003M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
April 28, 2017 10:00AM

Description:

James W. Queen & Co. 4-inch Refractor Telescope, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, late 19th/early 20th century, 44-in. steel main tube with lacquered brass ocular and objective ends, engraved on collar Queen & Co./Phila, star diagonal lens, rack-and-pinion focusing, 12-in. finderscope on pierced mounts, four additional eyepieces, housed in a pine case.
Estimate $1,200-1,500

rack knob off but present.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Queen & Co., Lenses, Objective, Optical devices, Optics, Refracting telescope, Telescopes