compact brass telescope by Dollond – circa 1800
family name has been synonymous with innovative, high quality telescopes
from the end of the lat 1700’s to the early 1800’s.
This unusually compact 6-draw instrument with its powerful 2”
lens is all brass with a black ebonized body.
It measures 26 5/8" fully open and a very compact 6 1/2”
is signed in script on the eyepiece draw, "Dollond,
London." The eyepiece has a sliding dust shield.
The 2” front element has an original brass lens cap. The telescope has the
exceptional optical system you would expect from a Dollond instrument.
It is in overall excellent condition and dates to circa 1800.