Small 6-draw pocket brass telescope by J.H. Steward London


Are you looking for a vintage compact brass telescope with high magnification? If so, you might be interested in this 6-draw brass telescope by J.H. Steward. This antique telescope has a 25mm objective lens that can provide you with 20x magnification. You can enjoy the clear and crisp views of the sky or the landscape with this telescope. It is also in good working order, so you don’t have to worry about any repairs or damages. This is a rare and valuable item for any collector or enthusiast of telescopes. Don’t miss this opportunity to own a piece of history!


This is a small 6-draw (7 sections) brass telescope made by J.H. Steward. The telescope has 25mm objective lens with estimated around 20x magnification. It is in good working order.

Objective lens diameter: 25mm

6-draw (7 sections) brass tubes.

Telescope length when fully extended: 390mm (15.3 in.)

Telescope length when compacted: 100mm (3.9 in.)

Magnification: estimated around 20x

Main body diameter at front: 27mm

Weight: approx. 200g

Brass cap for objective lens and sliding eyepiece cover.

Engraved on the first drawer section:

The NATUxx LISTxxx TELESCOPE (some letters worn off)
406 & 457 STRAND

This telescope is in very good working condition. Super compact and light weight. Very convenient to carry around.

No damage to the scope body and to brass tubes and the telescope draws glide smoothly.

No chips or damage to scope lenses and no fungus on the internal lenses. All internal lenses have been cleaned. The telescope gives clear images.

General wear and tear to the brass surface appropriate with age and use.

Please see photos for further details.

Note: A brief history about J.H. Steward

J.H. Steward Ltd. 406 Strand, London.

J.H. Steward Ltd. Opticians and instrument makers, London.

The optician, James Henry Steward, founded his business in 1852 and produced an extensive range of items for military use advertised as instruments for ‘Reconnoitring, Sketching, Night Marching, Signally, Gun Laying’.

In the middle of the 19th century the business was appointed as the optician to Her Majesty’s British & Foreign Governments, the National Rifle Associations of England, India, Canada & the Colonies and the National Artillery Association.

Another link to J H Steward Limited.

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Weight 0.8 kg


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