3-draw telescope by McAllister of Philadelphia - circa 1860's

This portable sized three-draw telescope is signed in script, " W. Y. McAllister, Philadelphia", on the eyepiece draw.  It is 5 7/8" long when closed, and 16 1/8" when fully extended.  The lens is 1" in diameter.  The diminutive telescope is very well made with a mahogany front, and lacquered brass trim.  The lens cap, and sliding eyepiece cover are present.  Condition is very fine with only a few blemishes in the wood, no dents in the brass, an indent on the edge of the eyepiece rim.  The glass clear and bright producing a sharp image with good contrast.  Overall, a very fine telescope in a smaller, portable size by an early American manufacturer.

Item 5028

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