4-draw brass telescope by Spencer, Browning & Rust circa 1825

The firm of Spencer, Browning & Rust was working in London from1784 -1840.  This 4-draw instrument with its powerful 1 3/4 lens is all brass with a mahogany body.  It measures 32" fully open (including dust cap) and a very compact 9 1/2 closed.  It is signed in script on the eyepiece draw, "Spencer, Browning & Rust, London."  The eyepiece has a sliding dust shield.  The 1 3/4 front element has an original brass lens cap.  The telescope has an excellent optical system in original condition and comes with its original leather case.  It is in overall excellent condition with only minor dings and a marks to the mahogany, and dates to circa 1825.

Item 5034....................$1250

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