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EARLY SEA CAPTAINâ€™s LONG GLASS. Especially nice hand-held telescope made by the London maker T. Lorkin, as beautifully engraved in script near the eyepiece, â€śT. Lorkin, London, Day or Night.â€ť This fine, olde English example has an early form single draw with wooden barrel and brass fittings. The wooden barrel is turned of a single piece of solid mahogany. The all original four lens optics produce a highly magnified, upright image of surprising clarity...
Antique American Mariners Telescope with leather covering, single draw, sunshade and sliding covers to both lenses; inscribed "R.A. Tibbets, Gloucester Mass., Day or Night" *
Length Open: 38.25"
Length Closed: 20.75"
*Robert Abbot Tibbets, was
a retailer of nautical
jewelry and silver...
Antique Brass 6-draw Spyglass, with ring turned body and sunshade and eyepiece slide. Provenance: The Harry Z. Isaacs Collection from Historic Long Branch Estate, Virginia. Probably English, circa 1870.
Length Open: 5.25"
Length Closed: 17.25"
Long Branch was built on property surveyed by a young George Washington for Lord Fairfax. In 1788, Robert Carter Burwell inherited the land and began building in 1811 with the consultation of U.S...