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c1800 English Single Draw Day or Night Telescope by J Cox
  • c1800 English Single Draw Day or Night Telescope by J Cox
  • c1800 English Single Draw Day or Night Telescope by J Cox
  • c1800 English Single Draw Day or Night Telescope by J Cox
  • c1800 English Single Draw Day or Night Telescope by J Cox
  • c1800 English Single Draw Day or Night Telescope by J Cox
  • c1800 English Single Draw Day or Night Telescope by J Cox

c1800 English Single Draw Day or Night Telescope by J Cox

Price:

£220.00


Product Description

A fine late 18th/early 19th century English telescope by J. Cox of London.

This is a single draw achromatic telescope with a mahogany barrel and a single brass draw tube. The other brass fitting is a sliding eyepiece cover. The brass tube near the eyepiece has the maker’s name engraved: ‘COX LONDON Day or Night’. The latter indicates that the telescope was designed for use in all light conditions and, therefore, has a relatively large objective lens to collect the maximum amount of light in poor conditions. The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London has a similar example that they date to c1800 (catalogue reference NAV1651). Theirs is engraved: J COX & SON, LONDON, indicating that it is more modern than the example offered here. Nice piece of British Naval History.

Size extended: 6.5 x 93 cm (2 5/8 x 36 ½ inches)
Size retracted: 6.5 x 52 cm (2 5/8 x 20 ½ inches)
Weight: 1081 g

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