British Admiralty Telescope – 19th Century

divisor line
divisor line

British Admiralty Pattern
Single Draw Marine Telescope
Ca 1875

 Late 19th-century telescopes are increasingly difficult to find.
This is one of the Admiralty designs which makes it special. It is a quite large, high quality, British Admiralty pattern, single draw telescope designed specifically for marine use. It is in
fine condition for its age and use at sea. The scope has an unusual very small mark of an anchor and the words “Try Me”.
It is in full working order with clear optics focusing out considerably when fully extended.  The center barrel
is made of mahogany, 14 3/4″ long, which is covered in the center with a woven brown painted 4-strand line.
Areas of the woven cover show ware. Fully extended the telescope measures 37″.  The lenses are uncoated and clear. The telescope was likely made in the last quarter of the 19th Century. 
Price:  $650.00         Shipping:  $35.00


It measures 21″ closed and 37” extended. The objective lens is 40mm in diameter. The exit pupil
diameter is 12.75 mm.        Weighs a heavy 3 lbs  7 oz.



Admiralty pattern, single-draw telescope of brass or copper.  The barrel’s center section is covered in brown painted
duck as described the paragraph 1. All the brass is free of larger dents which is remarkable. There are only a few small ones.
The large 40 mm objective lens and the ocular lens are uncoated. Both dust covers are present and in perfect condition. The
focus is sharp and clear. There is a sliding sun shield to reduce glare at sea. Both lenses are free of fungus. Overall, it
is a fine example of a genuine antique marine telescope. It will be a good investment.


divisor line

Shipping & Packaging

The cost of shipping, packing, handling, and insurance to your destination, will be calculated point to point and is an additional charge. You may email us to get these costs. We price our shipping honestly, but we expect to be reimbursed for the nominal cost of packaging materials and handling.

Our Unconditional 'No Nonsense' Guarantee

If not completely satisfied with your purchase it may be returned, if without damage, within three days of receipt in its original packaging. Return items must be insured for their full value. Only a prior email authorization by us for the return is required. Shipping charges are refundable if due to our error within the continental United States.

International buyers welcome, but inquire first. We have satisfied customers worldwide.

Standard Forms of Payment

Bank wire transfer, cashier’s check, money order, or personal check in which case the item will be held until cleared. Our prices are quoted net to us so that the use of credit cards or PayPal incur extra charges. Terms on overseas sales are different.

Established in 2003

Celebrating 18 Years of Exellence in Nautical Antiques

Join Our Mailing List

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Land and Sea Collection. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact