Antique Telescope, Bancks and Son, English, 3 Draw, Late 18th Century, C.1800
This is an antique telescope, engraved Bancks & Son. An English three draw refractor dating to the late 18th century, circa 1800.
Perfect for bird watching, landscape appreciation, wildlife, or maritime observation. Equally suitable for observing the night sky.
Original condition and displaying a desirable aged patina
Parallel fruitwood primary barrel in good order
Three draw refractor withdraws with a smooth action, easy to focus
Presents a good, sharp and bright image
40mm (1.5") achromatic objective with lens cover
Flared eyecup with sliding dust cover
Inscription reads; Bancks & Son, Strand London - Inst. Makers to His Majesty
Supplied with a London Fine oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for display
An historic, period piece that is fine to use today and also displays well.
Closed Length: 24cm (9.5'')
Max Drawn Length: 74cm (29.25'')
Objective Glass Diameter: 4cm (1.5'')
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Our Ref: 18.5065