H. Hughes & Son London single draw brass telescope. 62mm objective lens. Approx. 40x – 45x



This is a large marine telescope with brass body barrel and a single focusing lens tube, made by H. Hughes & Sons Ltd., London.  This telescope is very powerful with approximately 40x to 45x magnifications and it’s image is very clear. This telescope was probably produced during the Victorian era. Good working order with very sharp images.

Some Main Features:

Engraved on the focusing barrel:

Main telescope length when closed: 65cm (25.6 in.)

Telescope length when fully extended: 83.5cm (32.9 in.)

Magnifications: estimated approx. 40x to 45x

Large objective lens dimeter: 62mm (2.4 in.) (allows more light into the telescope for brighter and clearer images)

Contractible brass sunshade

Eyepiece diameter: 11mm

Sliding brass eyepiece cover

Telescope tube diameter (measured at the front): 73mm (2.9 in.)

Brass barrels for the main telescope body and for the sliding lens tube.

Weight: approx. 2 kg (4.4 lb.)

This telescope is in good working condition for its age with very clear and bright images thanks to its large objective lens.


The telescope barrels are in good overall conditions without major damage. There might have been a leather covering on the main brass barrel but it has come off. There are signs of small dents on the main barrel but these are hardly visible and do not affect the performance of the telescope in any way.

The focusing tube slides smoothly without dents.

All internal lenses have been cleaned and no damage, dirt or fungus on these lenses.

This antique marine telescope is good for long distance observations with high power. The telescope can be held by hands, but for its length and high magnifications, this telescope is better used with a stand or some kind of support.

This telescope was probably produced during Victorian era. A rare telescope for use and for collection.

Please see photos for further details.

Additional information

Weight2 kg


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