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Antique Telescope, Regency, Baker of London, Two Draw Refractor, Circa 1920

Posted by London Fine Ltd

14 May, 2020

Antique Telescope, Regency, Baker of London, Two Draw Refractor, Circa 1920


This is an antique telescope by noted retailer and manufacturer, Baker of London, a two draw refractor for terrestrial or astronomical use dating to the early 20th century, circa 1920.

Perfect for bird watching, landscape appreciation, wildlife stalking, or maritime observation. Equally suitable for observing the night sky.

Presenting a clear, sharp optical performance
Tapered, leather-clad, primary barrel in good order
Withdraws with a smooth action, easy to focus
Supplied with a London Fine oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for display

40mm (1.5") achromatic objective
Leather dust caps for objective and eye piece
Flared eyecup with sliding dust cover
Engraved; Baker, 244 High Holborn. London

This antique telescope is an historic, period piece fine to use today that also displays well.

Closed Length: 24cm (9.5'')
Fully Drawn Length: 53.5cm (21'')
Objective Glass Diameter: 40mm (1.5'')

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