Are you looking for a powerful and antique marine telescope? If so, you might want to check out this H. Hughes & Sons Ltd. telescope from London. This telescope has a brass body barrel and a single focusing lens tube that can deliver a magnification of up to 45x. The image is very clear and sharp, making this telescope ideal for observing distant objects on the sea or land. This telescope dates back to the Victorian era and is in good working order. This is a rare and valuable telescope that will impress any collector or hobbyist.
Some Main Features:
Engraved on the focusing barrel:
H. HUGHES & SON LTD.
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.
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