|4-draw brass telescope by Hughes
with a mahogany body, this telescope measures 23 3/4" fully open
and 7 5/8” closed. It is
finished in lacquered brass with a mahogany body, the lacquer showing
age streaks on the sunshade, and the varnish on the mahogany showing
some areas removed. The
eyepiece has a sliding dust shield.
The 1 3/8” front element has an original brass lens cap.
The telescope has very fine optics and dates to the later part of the 19th