Fraser & Son, London 19th Century Antique Brass Telescope. Tabletop with Brass Tripod and original fitted Case. Hinges broken on case and some cracking of the wood. A Great opportunity to aquire a rare Georgean telescope by ths esteemed maker as a project or display piece. Pre 1859 Brass Single Stage Telescope, by Fraser & Son of London, marked on tube backplate, various lenses and accesories including part integral diagonal brace., 32" long overall, in the original 32" x 6.5" x 4" fitted case; PLUS a Solid Brass Tabletop Tripod with adjustable tilt. 13 1/2" tall, 1 the feet fold for storage. Fraser is listed as having been active in London in the late 18th century. And listed in the Scientific Instrument Makers Dictionary by Gloria Clifton as working for George III from 1796 to 1812. Stunning Display Piece. Seems to be complete but not working so needs attention/restoration. Great original piece. Lenses appear to be intact, body has dents and marks commensurate with age.
This exceptional item will make a great display piece for nautical decor.
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