Officer of the Watch telescope by Hughes - 19th century

An interesting Officer of the Watch telescope signed, H. Hughes & Son Ltd., London, No. 7981, on the eyepiece draw.  The telescope has a 1 lens, is 18 long when closed, and opens to over 24 1/2 with its sunshade.  The main tube is covered in white painted canvas with braided trim ends.  The metal finish is nickel silver and is in very fine condition with no brassing.  The eyepiece has a dust cover, and the lens has a pull out ray shade.   The telescope has very fine optics and dates to the later part of the 19th century.  It comes with desk stand as shown.

Item 5023

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