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19TH CENTURY BRASS TELESCOPE – CLEAR OPTICS, FULLY FUNCTIONAL – NICE ARTILLERY OR OFFICER’S SET DISPLAY PIECE:  These mid-to late 19TH Century Brass Telescopes are of the type carried by officers, artillery battery commanders, and certainly by the early plainsmen and hide hunters on the frontier.  Collapsed, these scopes were perfect for carrying in a pocket or saddlebag, yet when extended they provided a decent field of view. 

I have the following telescopes in stock and each is described below with accompanying photographs. 

 

No. 1  19TH CENTURY BRASS TELESCOPE:  This brass telescope is fully functional, the tubes are full form with no dents or misshaping, and the tubes slide freely with no binding.  Collapsed, the scope measures 10” long, and fully extended it measures 26” long, 1 ¾” in diameter at the front optic and 1 3/8” in diameter at the rear optic.  The scope focuses by moving the front leather covered section back and forth on the second section, a very simple, but effective method.  The rear optic has a protective cover that slides over the lens and the cover moves freely and is intact, and there is a front lens cap that is original to the scope and fits perfectly.  Both lenses are intact with no chips, cracks or breaks and the view is clear and unobstructed.    The front or exterior barrel is covered with pebble grained leather.  The leather is live, and complete with no loss of the pebble grain finish, but it has experienced some shrinkage and the seam is partially open.  The brass has a very pleasant patina which makes for a very handsome, early telescope to add to your collection.  SOLD

 

No. 2  19TH CENTURY BRASS TELESCOPE:  This brass telescope is fully functional, the tubes are full form with no dents or misshaping, and the tubes slide freely with no binding.  Collapsed, the scope measures 8” long, and fully extended it measures 22 ¾” long, 1 ½” in diameter at the front optic and 1 ¼” in diameter at the rear optic.  The scope focuses by moving the front leather covered section back and forth on the second section, a very simple, but effective method.  The rear optic has a protective cover that slides over the lens and the cover moves freely and is intact.  Both lenses are intact with no chips, cracks or breaks and the view is clear and unobstructed.  The front or exterior barrel is covered with pebble grained leather.  The leather is live, and complete with no loss of the pebble grain finish, but it has experienced some shrinkage and the seam is partially open.  The brass has a very pleasant patina which makes for a very handsome, early telescope to add to your collection.  SOLD

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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