18th Century Single Draw Birch Tube Telescope


In great condition with fine optics, Circa 1770-90’s.

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Telescopes such as this example, were widely used during the 18th century in Europe and here in America during the Revolutionary War.  A well made piece, most likely English made, incorporating finely turned brass furniture on an round tube of solid Birch wood. The optics are excellent; sliding lens covers on both ends of the telescope, and a single draw using multiple sections of brass tubing fused together.

There is no name on the draw near the eye piece, but probably dates from the 1760s-90s. The tube is just under 15.5 inches long, and measures 24 3/4 inches fully extended.

Brass surfaces are in fine condition.  The wood is fine as well with a few small dings and scratches.

A very nice usable accessory from the 18th Century.

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Weight 3 lbs