Telescopio marino, Henry Hughes, Londra - Ottone - metà del XIX secolo

Descrizione
Telescopio marino, Henry Hughes, Londra - Ottone - metà del XIX secolo
Inghilterra

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.

Dettagli lotto
Oggetto
Henry Hughes, Londra, Telescopio marino
Materiale
Ottone
Produttore/Marchio
Henry Hughes, London
Periodo stimato
metà del XIX secolo
Paese d’origine
Inghilterra
Condizioni
In buone condizioni - usato, con piccoli segni dell’età e macchie.
Dimensioni
88×7×88 cm
Peso
1100 kg
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