This is a large Victorian marine Dollond London telescope with a long mahogany tube and two draw brass lens barrels. The telescope is very powerful with 25x up to 45x magnifications, and it’s image is very clear. This telescope was probably produced during the Victorian era.
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 a large leather lens cover at front.
This telescope is in good working condition for its age with very clear images.
No damage is found to the main telescope mahogany body section which is well protected with a thick layer of black materials.
There are some small dents on the brass tubes (as shown on photos) although these do not seem to affect the use of the telescope in any way.
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.
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