SPENCER BROWNING RUST MARINE TELESCOPE Ca 1840
Early 19th century telescopes are
becoming increasingly difficult to find in good original condition, particularly bearing the name of any important maker.
DIMENSIONS: It measures 12″ closed and
a long 42 3/8” extended. Each draw is 7 3/4” long. The objective lens is 48mm diameter. Weighs a heavy 2 lbs 8 1/2 oz
This one likely
dates to around 1840, just before a company name change. Considering its age and service, it It has survived in
very good condition. None of the tubes have dents and the optics are scratch free and clear of fungus. There is some
normal scuffing on the tubes from going in and out. For details read the Statement of Condition.
Overall, it is a fine example of a genuine antique telescope from a pedigreed maker
which should continue to increase in value.
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