Are you looking for a powerful and clear telescope that can take you back in time? If so, you might be interested in this large Victorian marine Dollond London telescope. This antique telescope has a long mahogany tube and two draw brass lens barrels that give it a classic look. But don’t let its age fool you. This telescope can deliver 25x to 45x magnifications, allowing you to see distant objects with amazing clarity. This rare and valuable telescope was likely made during the Victorian era, making it a collector’s item. Don’t miss this opportunity to own a piece of history and enjoy the wonders of the sky with this Victorian marine Dollond London telescope.
Some Main Features:
Product model and code: Dollond London 7274
Main telescope length when closed: 64cm, or 25 inches.
Telescope length when fully extended: 93cm, or 36.6 inches.
Magnifications: 25x up to 45x (Note: on the first drawer it marked 25, 30, 35, 40 and there is another section beyond 40x to achieve higher power up to approximately 45x)
Objective lens dimeter: 55mm
Eyepiece diameter: 17mm
Telescope tube diameter (measured at the front): 64mm (2.5 inch)
Mahogany main telescope body with a black thick layer protection.
Weight: approx. 1.3 kg
Comes with leather lens covers for both objective and eye lenses.
This telescope is in good working condition for its age with very clear images.
This antique marine telescope is a rare and valuable piece of history. It was probably produced during the Victorian era and used for long distance observations at sea. It has a mahogany body section that is well protected with a thick layer of black materials, and brass tubes that have some small dents from years of use. These do not affect the performance of the telescope, which has high power and clarity.
All internal lenses are clean and free of damage, dirt or fungus. You can hold this telescope by hand, but it is better to use a stand or some kind of support for stability. This is a unique opportunity to own a piece of maritime heritage that will impress your friends and family.