If you are looking for a rare and antique telescope, you might want to check out this William Gregory telescope from the mid 19th century. William Gregory was a famous British telescope maker who produced high-quality optical instruments. This telescope is one of his early models and it still works well optically with clear images. You can enjoy a magnification of up to 20x with this telescope. For more information about this telescope and its history, please read the note below.
Engraved on the focusing barrel:
Magnification: estimated around 18x to 20x
Objective lens diameter: 44mm
Eyepiece diameter: 10mm
Single brass focusing draw engraved with maker’s name and address.
Telescope length when fully extended: 64cm (25 in.)
Telescope length when compacted: 48.5cm (19 in.)
Main body diameter: around 51mm (measured at front section)
Leather bound on the principal barrel tube
Sliding brass eyepiece cover
Weight: approx. 780g (1.7 lb.)
This is a vintage telescope that has been restored and repaired to ensure good working order and clear images. The main barrel tube has some dents that have been fixed, but they do not affect the performance of the telescope. The leather bound covering is original and shows some signs of use, but it is still intact and in good condition.
The lenses are clean and the front lens has a small chip near its edge but this is not noticeable when using the telescope. You can see the condition and quality of this telescope in the photos above. This telescope is not only a functional optical instrument, but also a historical artifact that has a lot of value for collectors and enthusiasts.
Here is a link to some background information about W. Gregory telescopes.