are registered as working at 59 Fenchurch street from 1859 to 1875.
It is an achromatic portable telescope that was used to make general observations on the deck of a ship. It has a leather-covered conical barrel and brass fittings, including a single draw tube and a swivel eyepiece cover. The manufacturer's name is inscribed on the draw tube as 'H. HUGHES' 59 Fenchurch Street London, suggesting that the telescope was manufactured between 1859-1875.
Total length with sun visor: 88 cm and with closed draw: 64 cm, eye diameter 6 cm, total weight 1.1 kg. The leather near the large eyepiece is damaged but not loose.
Literature: Gloria Clifton, Prof. Gerard L'Estrange Turner (1996), Annuaire des fabricants d'instruments scientifiques britanniques, 1550-1851, p144.
- Henry Hughes, Londra, Telescopio marino
- Henry Hughes, London
- Periodo stimato
- metà del XIX secolo
- Paese d’origine
- In buone condizioni - usato, con piccoli segni dell’età e macchie.
- 88×7×88 cm
- 1100 kg