Antique Telescope, H Hughes and Son, London, Officer of the Watch, Early C20th
This is an antique telescope, a single draw refractor for terrestrial or astronomical use. An English, 'Officer of the Watch' telescope dating to the early 20th century.
Perfect for bird watching, landscape appreciation, wildlife, or maritime observation. Equally suitable for observing the night sky.
Presenting a clear, sharp optical performance
Parallel, leather-clad, primary barrel in good order
Nickel-plated draw tube and sunshade
Withdraws with a smooth action, easy to focus
30mm (1.25") objective lens
Presents a good, sharp and bright image
Engraved 'H. Hughes and Son Ltd, London, No. 8687, Made in Great Britain'
Complete with leather lens cap and sliding dust cover
Supplied with a London Fine oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for display
An historic, period piece fine to use today that displays well.
Closed Length: 46cm (18'')
Max Drawn Length: 60.5cm (23.75'')
Objective Glass Diameter: 30mm (1.25'')
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Our Ref: 18.5081