Victorian telescope by Callaghan

A six draw, Victorian telescope by Callaghan, 45 Great Russell St., Bloomsbury, London. The telescope is engraved on the first draw with the maker's name and address. Callaghan was at this address between 1845 and 1855. The first draw is also engraved with the name of (presumably) the man for whom it was made Wm. Wright, Lincoln's Inn. The second draw is engraved, "Adjusting Tube". This refers to the The main body of the instrument is made from Rosewood. The telescope has a removable end cap and a dust slide to the eyepiece. This telescope has a one and one eighth inch diameter object lens and extends to 17 1/4 inches from 4 1/2 inches when closed. It is in excellent condition both physically and optically.

Item 5032

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