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Pair of 19th Century Presentation Binoculars

Auction:
3147M
Lot:
289
Sold for:
$185$150

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3147M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 05, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Pair of 19th Century Presentation Binoculars, lacquered brass binoculars with sunshades, central adjustable eyepiece focusing knob, engraved eyepieces read "Presented to Capt. Williams of the Cutter Katie of Falmouth by R.B. Adamson for saving the crew of the Barque 'Agricola' of London 24th February 1864," housed in the original leather case.
Estimate $300-400


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

London, Binoculars, Equipment, Eyepiece, Glass, Lenses, Optics