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Antique Brass 6-draw Spyglass, with ring turned body and sunshade and eyepiece slide. Provenance: The Harry Z. Isaacs Collection from Historic Long Branch Estate, Virginia. Probably English, circa 1870.
Length Open: 5.25"
Length Closed: 17.25"
Long Branch was built on property surveyed by a young George Washington for Lord Fairfax. In 1788, Robert Carter Burwell inherited the land and began building in 1811 with the consultation of U.S...
Antique American Mariners Telescope with leather covering, single draw, sunshade and sliding covers to both lenses; inscribed "R.A. Tibbets, Gloucester Mass., Day or Night" *
Length Open: 38.25"
Length Closed: 20.75"
*Robert Abbot Tibbets, was
a retailer of nautical
jewelry and silver...
EARLY SEA CAPTAIN’s LONG GLASS. Especially nice hand-held telescope made by the London maker T. Lorkin, as beautifully engraved in script near the eyepiece, “T. Lorkin, London, Day or Night.” This fine, olde English example has an early form single draw with wooden barrel and brass fittings. The wooden barrel is turned of a single piece of solid mahogany. The all original four lens optics produce a highly magnified, upright image of surprising clarity...