Thomas Cooke & Sons 3 1/2-inch Refracting Telescope, York, c. 1845, 43-in. brass main tube signed "T. Cooke & Sons, York," with a rack-and-pinion focusing knob, and tripod mount, all in a fitted box with additional lenses, scope, sun shade, and an oak tripod.
Provenance: The Spyglass, Chatham, Massachusetts.
tube has a patinated red/brown wash, objective lens needs cleaning, rack and pinion focusing knob not functioning
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