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Broadhurst Clarkson 3 draw pancratic field telescope with 25x-40x variable magnification

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This Broadhurst Clarkson 3 draw leather clad field telescope comes with an additional pancratic tube giving variable magnification of 25x-30x-35x & 40x.
Engraved BROADHURST CLARKSON & CO. LTD. 63 FARRINGDON ROAD, LONDON E.C. on the first draw, it's optically sound, and free from any dents, with a 40mm visible diameter objective lens that delivers a clear well focused image.
The leather covered main barrel is in excellent condition, with all stitching intact and comes with a later drawstring velvet bag for protection
Measuring 10¼" closed, 32½" fully drawn, this is not only a quality telescope but the excellent cosmetic condition would suggest it has had very little use.
Weighing just under 900 grams, it is still very functional with a draw action that is smooth but firm.

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Powerful Parker Heston 2 draw spotting telescope

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This is a compact 2 draw field telescope, combining medium size and low weight with exceptional power of 40x magnification, yet measuring only 24" extended and 10¼" closed.
Engraved 'PARKER-HESTON, 40x' on the first draw tube, I believe it was made by Parker Hale in conjunction with Heston Rifle club, originally founded in 1912, and today known as Heston & Hounslow Rifle Club.
Although originally designed for target spotting, it's a powerful but relatively light telescope which is also ideal for stalking, weighing in at under 700 grams, and an objective lens of 40mm in diameter.
The leather work is in good condition with only some minor stretching on a small part of the seam stitching, and the dent free tubes have a firm smooth draw action.
All lenses are in good undamaged condition giving a clear well focused image, and it comes in a modern drawstring velvet bag for protection.

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Early 20th Century single draw Officer of the Watch telescope

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Although unsigned this early 20th century single draw Officer of the Watch Naval telescope is a quality piece which is likely to have been made by one of the major makers of the day on a wholesale basis for rebranding by a naval outfitters.
Constructed in nickel plated brass, with stitched leather cladding on the main barrel, it's in very good condition throughout, with dent free tubes and includes the original leather endcap which has a minor piece missing (see photo).
The clean undamaged lenses deliver a very clear image of approximately 18x magnification, through the 32mm diameter objective lens, and there is a protective swivel dust cover in the eyepiece cup.
Measuring 26"(665 mm) fully extended including sunshade and 18"(465 mm) closed, it weighs just under 700 grams.
A classic style of Naval telescope in good working order and still practical for regular use.

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WW2 Scout Regiment MK II telescope by Broadhurst Clarkson

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Adopted by the British Army in 1939 and made by Broadhurst Clarkson, the Scout regiment telescope specification was developed from its WW1 predecessor the Tel Sig model, but with improvements in both weight and ease of use. It's a 3 draw scope with a 22x magnification, and is engraved 'TEL. SCT. REGT. MK. II s, B.C Ltd & CO, 26467, O.S. 126. GA. on the first draw.
This example also has the military arrow showing it to have been issued into service as part of the No 4T British Sniper kit for target spotting to the scout regiments, and was probably made towards the end of the war, as the tapered main barrel is covered in the vulcanised rubber finish, instead of leather which by that time had become quite scarce.
The clean optics with a 50mm objective lens, deliver the clear sharp image one would expect from a telescope with such pedigree, and the eyepiece is protected by an integral swivel dust cover which incorporates the coloured sun filter.
The brass draw tubes still retain most of their non reflective coating and are dent free, with a smooth firm draw action. The accompanying separate hard leather case is also in very good condition with all stitching sound, and a sturdy leather shoulder strap.
Measuring 10 ½" closed and 31½" fully extended including sunshade, it weighs just under 1.2kgs and 1.6kgs with its case, making it an ideal field telescope for stalking or spotting.

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Dollond 'The Target' pancratic field telescope to 40x magnification

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Dating to the 1920's and engraved DOLLOND LONDON, 'THE TARGET', No 12054, this 3 draw field telescope is in exceptional condition, both optically & cosmetic. It's fitted with an additional pull out pancratic draw tube, giving a magnification power that can be increased from 25x to 40x in 4 stages of 5x, and interestingly is longer than normal pancratic tubes, so eliminating the need for an end stop.
The body is of a tapered barrel design covered in stitched leather, with matching protective leather end caps and shoulder carry strap, all in excellent condition, no broken stitching or tears.
Measuring 10¼" closed, 34½" fully drawn with sunshade extended, the large object glass has a diameter of 55 mm which delivers a clear sharp image. The eyepiece lens is further protected by an integral swivel dust cover.
The telescope, is fully functional with very clear undamaged lenses, and dent free tubes which have a smooth but firm draw action.
It weighs just under 1.2 kgs and is a great telescope to use for spotting or stalking.

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Impressive Dollond pancratic field telescope to 40x magnification

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An ideal telescope for use on the hill, this 3 draw leather clad field telescope is engraved 'DOLLOND LONDON' on the first draw, with a pancratic tube giving 4 levels of magnification, 25-30-35-40.
Dating to the first half of the 20th century, the tapered main barrel is covered in a stitched leather cladding, and comes with leather end caps and shoulder strap.
In very good condition, the dent free brass draw tubes have a firm draw action, and much of their original bronzing, indicating it's probably not been over used.
The large 55mm visible diameter objective lens delivers a clear sharp image, and all lenses are in good undamaged condition.
The leather on the main barrel is impressed with the letters 'A.P - L.'and 'G.W.ASPEY' into the objective endcap (see photo) which likely relates to a previous owner.
It weighs just over 1.35kgs, and measures 10½" (270mm) closed, 34¼" (870mm) fully drawn with rayshade extended.

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Ottway 3 draw field telescope retailed by F. Robson, Newcastle Upon Tyne

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This high quality 3 draw field telescope is engraved 'W. Ottway & Co Ltd, Ealing London, No 53189' and 'Supplied by F. ROBSON & Co, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE' on the first draw.
Measuring 31¾" (810mm) extended, 10" (260mm) closed, the dent free brass draw tubes retain much of their original non reflective finish, and the draw action is still firm.
All lenses are free from any damage, and the 40mm diameter objective glass delivers the clear, sharp image of approximately 25x magnification, typical of Ottway telescopes.
Weighing just over 1.1 kgs, this is a practical telescope in very good condition by one of the best instrument makers of the 20th century.

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19th century Mariners 7 draw pocket telescope signed W. Heath, Devonport.

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This rare seven draw mariners pocket telescope dating to the mid 19th century is signed 'W. Heath. Devonport - To adjust by sliding in the second draw', and is likely to be William Heath who traded at 46 and 116 Fore Street, Devonport, from 1850 until his death in 1896.
Measuring just 5" (130 mm) closed, it extends to an impressive 26.½" (675mm) fully drawn, including the rayshade which interestingly doubles as the grip over the main barrel when retracted.
In good condition throughout, with the covering still firmly attached and a firm draw action on the dent free brass tubes, it also has its original brass end cap.
The image is very clear and sharp through the 35mm diameter objective lens, focusing easily to approximately 15x magnification.
A compact yet powerful telescope, with a swivel dust slide in the eyepiece cup, these pocket models would have been popular with mariners arriving and departing the port town.
Weighing just under 550 grams it's not only still practical to use, but a fine example of a type that really does not come along very often.

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Early 19th Century 3 draw monocular signed Watkins & Hill, Charing Cross, London.

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Formed in 1819 by Francis Watkins and William Hill, the partnership of Watkins & Hill became well-known for producing high-quality optical instruments during the mid-19th century until 1856 when it was sold to fellow instrument makers Elliot Bros.
This rare 3 draw gilt brass and oxbone monocular spyglass is signed 'WATKINS & HILL, CHARING CROSS, LONDON' on the first draw and dates to the first half of the 19th Century.
The gilt brass body has an oxbone band of very ornate and detailed design which is in good condition, as are the dent free draw tubes, the 50mm diameter objective lens is free of any damage and delivers a clear image.
Measuring 110mm fully drawn by 51mm closed, it fits neatly inside a hand made modern replacement black card case and weighs just over 200 grams.

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Broadhurst Clarkson 4 draw 'Super 60' pancratic field telescope with 3" lens

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This telescope is the highest power portable ever made by Broadhurst Clarkson.
Specially designed to give very high magnification, the instrument has 4 draw tubes plus a pancratic tube which enables the power to be be increased at will from 30x to a very powerful 60x, hence its name in the Broadhurst Clarkson catalogues, 'The Super 60x Telescope'.
Engraved 'BROADHURST CLARKSON & CO LTD. 63 FARRINGDON ROAD, LONDON E.C.', the Super 60's were made in varying sizes of objective glass, this is the rare 3 inch version which was the largest of the range, and not only gives a wider field of view, but also allows more light through the objective making the image brighter in low light conditions.
The body is covered Brown Calf, with caps and carrying strap and is of impressive proportions, measuring 12" closed ,  42" fully drawn and weighing 2.4kgs, so best used with a stand for the higher magnifications.
In full working order and in excellent condition, as can be seen from the photos, the brass draw tubes retain virtually all their non reflective coating, still have a firm draw action and are all dent free.
Make no mistake this is a serious telescope that's probably had little use, with clear undamaged lenses giving a very clear sharp image.

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WW2 CKC Officer of the Watch naval telescope Patt 373C, in Canadian Kodak Co branded box.

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A classic single draw Royal Navy WW2 Officer of the Watch telescope engraved 'CKC PATTERN 373C, no 3234’ on the first draw.
Made by the Canadian Kodak Company for the military it also has the war department arrow inside the letter C and is based on the British specification made by Ottway & Ross.
These telescopes were specially constructed for Naval use and are very robust, with a nickel plated draw tube and fittings, and the main barrel having a black rubberoid covering which is still in good sound condition.
All lenses are in good condition with the 40mm diameter objective lens producing a sharp, clear image of approx 15x.
This particular model also has a diopter ring for pre focusing, and the cosmetic condition is excellent with no loss of the nickel plating on the draw tube which is also free of any dents. Weighing just over 900 grams and measuring 13" (335mm) closed, 23½" (595mm) fully extended with sliding ray shade, these telescopes are rarely found with the original branded cardboard box.

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Broadhurst Clarkson 3 draw pancratic telescope up to 40x magnification, retailed by H Salanson Bristol

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This powerful 3 draw leather clad field telescope was made by Broadhurst Clarkson & retailed by H Salanson & Co in Bristol, probably during the inter war period of the 20th century.
Not only in very good cosmetic condition, it's also free from any dents and the brass draw tubes have a smooth but firm action.
With a large objective lens of 55mm diameter, it is fitted with an additional pancratic draw tube, enabling the power to be increased at will from 25x to 40x in 4 stages of 5x.
It's ideal for stalking or spotting and produces a clear well focused image with all lenses in good undamaged condition,
The leather covered tapered main barrel is also in very good condition with all stitching and seams intact, including the protective end caps, which are attached to the shoulder carry strap.
Engraved 'BROADHURST CLARKSON & CO. LTD, 63 FARRINGDON ROAD, LONDON E.C' on the first draw, it measures 10½" (270mm) closed, 34" (870mm) fully drawn with rayshade extended, a quality telescope weighing just under 1.3kgs.

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Alfred Parker 3 draw field telescope 'THE CENTURY' model to 25x magnification.

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Dating to the turn of the 20th century, this 3 draw leather clad field telescope is engraved ''THE CENTURY' A.G. PARKER & Co Ltd, BIRMINGHAM'. The maker being Alfred Gray Parker, who worked from 1880 and was one of the original founders of Parker-Hale having partnered with his nephew A.T.C Hale. Parker Hale specialised in the manufacture of shooting accessories and traded successfully well into the 20th century.
The dent free brass draw tubes retain nearly all of their non-reflective coating, with a smooth firm draw action, and the 55mm diameter objective lens gives a clear well focused image of 25x magnification.
Measuring 31¾" (805mm) fully drawn, 10¼" (260mm) closed, the leather cladding is in sound condition with all stitching intact, including the protective end caps.
Weighing just under 1.1kgs, a quality field telescope in very good cosmetic condition, made by the founder of the most prominent makers of shooting accessories in the early 20th century.

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Broadhurst Clarkson 'BRITANNIC' 2 draw field telescope

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A vintage 2 draw field telescope, complete with its original leather covering and end caps. Engraved on the first draw 'Britannic, B.C & Co. Ltd. Made in England' and made by Broadhurst Clarkson, this is a nice medium size field telescope ideal for spotting.
In very good condition all round with dent free tubes, all the optics are also in good undamaged order, and the objective glass has a diameter of 40mm which delivers a clear, sharp image of 20x magnification.
The leather cladding is also in very good condition with all stitching intact, and matching end caps and shoulder strap.
Measuring 24½"(620mm) fully extended with rayshade, 10" (255mm) closed, and weighing just under 900 grams, a very practical telescope for use on the move.

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WW2 Scout Regiment Mk 2 telescope by Kodak Eastman Company

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This is a really fine example of a WW2 Scout Regiment telescope, probably made toward the end of the war, as it's covered in the vulcanised rubber finish on the main barrel, instead of leather which by that time had become quite scarce.
A rare model, it's engraved ‘TEL. SCT. REGT. MK. 2. S, K.E.C. O.S. 126 G.A. 21962’ on the first draw, indicating it was made by the Kodak Eastman Company at their factory in North London and was issued during WW2, being part of the No 4T British Sniper Rifle as a target spotting telescope to the scout regiments, and this example also has the military arrow impressed on it.
The cosmetic condition is excellent as can be seen from the photos, and it has clean undamaged optics which produce the 22x sharp clear image one would expect from a telescope with such a pedigree.
The brass draw tubes retain most of their non reflective coating, still have a firm draw action, are all dent free, and the eyepiece has a swivel dust cover which incorporates a light filter.
It comes with its original separate hard leather case which, is also in excellent condition as can be seen from the photos, with all stitching intact and a sturdy shoulder strap. Incidentally, both the case and strap are also impressed with the military arrow.
It has a 2" main objective lens, measures 10½" (265mm) closed and 31½" (800mm) fully extended including sunshade.
The weight is just over 1.1kgs and 1.6kgs with its case, making it an ideal field telescope for stalking or spotting.

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1944 WW2 Ottway Officer of the Watch Naval telescope Pattern 373B

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This classic WW2 Royal Navy Officer of the Watch telescope is engraved 'W. Ottway & Co Ltd, Ealing, London, 1944, No 6967, Patt. 373B.' and has a vulcanised rubber finish on the main barrel.
Ottway were renowned for the quality of their telescopes with all components stamped with the same serial number, and along with the war department crowsfoot symbol it also has the National Physical Laboratory testing logo for the year 1944.
These telescopes were specially constructed for Naval use and are very robust, producing a clear image of approximately 15x through the 40mm objective lens.
In good cosmetic condition all round, with clean undamaged lenses, the black finish on the main barrel is complete with no loss, and the brass draw tube is free of any dents.
This particular model has a diopter ring for pre focusing, and measures 13¼" closed, 23" fully extended with sliding hood, and weighs just under 1kg.
Interestingly, it comes in a leather covered pasteboard tube which although a later addition, gives it good protection.

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Parker Hale 3 draw Signaller telescope and tripod - circa 1900

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Founded in 1880 by A.G Parker, who served as a rifleman in the 1st Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment and later joined by his nephew A.T.C Hale, Parker Hale specialised in the manufacture of shooting accessories and traded succesfully well into the 20th century.
This 3 draw leather clad telescope is engraved 'PARKER HALE 20x SIGNALLER' on the first draw and was made around the turn of the century for the Volunteers (later to become the Territorial Army) and comes complete with a Parker Hale stamped metal tripod, which holds the telescope firm via two leather straps at either end, the tripod can be adjusted for height up to around 15" and disassembles in two parts compactly for carrying or storage.
The dent free brass draw tubes retain nearly all of their non-reflective coating, with a smooth, firm draw action and the 50mm diameter objective lens gives a clear well focused image of 20x magnification.
Measuring 31" (790mm) fully drawn, 10." (255mm) closed, the leather cladding is in sound condition with all stitching intact, including the protective end caps.
Weighing just under 1.1 kg and 1.6kg with the tripod, this is a quality field telescope in good cosmetic condition made by the most prominent maker of shooting accessories in the 20th century.

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Dollond 'Televista' pancratic field telescope to 40x magnification

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Engraved 'DOLLOND LONDON "THE TELEVISTA" No. 11845' this is a powerful high quality 3 draw field telescope with a 55mm diameter objective lens and a pancratic tube giving 4 levels of magnification between 25x to 40x.
Measuring 34.5" (875mm)" fully extended with rayshade, and 10" (260mm) closed, it delivers a bright, sharp image, focusing from around 10 metres to infinity.
It dates to around 1900, and interestingly the pancratic tube is longer than normal so eliminating the need for an end stop.
The draw tubes have a firm draw action and are constructed from a nickel alloy, making them much lighter than an equivalent brass model of this size, suggesting this telescope was designed very much for use on the move, weighing just 780 grams and under 1.2kg with its case.
This telescope is in superb condition as can be seen from the photos, with a stitched leather cladding on the tapered barrel. It also comes with a separate hard leather case which although a little stained in places is in good sound condition.

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Ottway WW1 Royal Navy Officer of the Watch telescope

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This classic WW1 single draw Royal Navy Officer of the Watch telescope engraved 'W. OTTWAY & Co Ltd, EALING, LONDON, 1439' is not only visually impressive with its nickel silver draw tube & fittings, but also delivers a sharp clear image through the 35mm objective lens.
Ottway were renowned for the quality of their telescopes and specially constructed for naval use, these telescopes are very robust.
It's also engraved 'J.R. ROWLAND. R.N.' on the draw tube and was probably a private purchase by a serving officer.
In generally good cosmetic condition it does have some minor wear and tear and although the leather cladding seam is fully stitched, the retaining cleat and leather end cap are no longer present.
A substantial telescope weighing just over 860 grams, it measures 18" (460mm) closed and 25" (640mm) fully extended including the rayshade.

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WW2 Scout Regiment MK II telescope by Broadhurst Clarkson

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Adopted by the British Army in 1939 and made by Broadhurst Clarkson, the Scout regiment telescope specification was developed from its WW1 predecessor the Tel Sig model, but with improvements in both weight and ease of use. It's a 3 draw scope with a 22x magnification, and is engraved 'TEL. SCT. REGT. MK. II s, B.C Ltd & CO, 26847, O.S. 126. G.A' on the first draw.
It also has the military arrow showing it to have been issued into service as part of the No 4T British Sniper kit for target spotting to the scout regiments.
The clean optics with a 50mm objective lens, deliver the clear sharp image one would expect from a telescope with such pedigree, and the eyepiece is protected by an integral swivel dust cover which incorporates the coloured sun filter.
In very good condition, with dent free draw tubes, all the leatherwork on the tapered barrel has all stitching intact, as does the separate hard leather case.
Measuring just over 10½" (270mm) closed and 31½" (800mm) fully extended including sunshade, it weighs just over 1.1kgs and 1.5kgs with its case, making it an ideal field telescope.

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Newbold & Bulford 'FALCON' 22x magnification pocket telescope

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This is a powerful but compact 3 draw pocket telescope made by Newbold & Bulford,under their brand name ENBEECO and engraved on the first draw 'FALCON' 22X, ENBEECO LONDON, Made in England.
Dating to around the mid 20th century, it comes with it's original Newbold & Bulford branded cardboard box, and was advertised as being ideal for miniature rifle ranges, along with sports and holiday pursuits!
In very good condition all round with dent free tubes, the main barrel has a painted hammer finish and there is brass end cap for protection.
The optics are all in good undamaged condition, and the 30mm objective glass delivers a bright sharp image of 22x magnification.
Measuring just 17¾" (450mm) fully extended, 6"¾ (170mm) closed, and weighing just under 450 grams, this is a practical telescope for use on the move.

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Broadhurst Clarkson 3 draw field telescope 'Tourist' model

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This is a fine condition 3 draw leather clad field telescope by Broadhurst Clarkson, which appears not to have had a great deal of use, retaining virtually all of its non reflective coating on the 3 draw tubes.
This particular model is called the 'Tourist', and is ideal for spotting, being optically sound with a 40mm visible diameter objective lens producing a sharp clear image to a magnification of 25x.
The telescope is completely dent free, with a leather covered main barrel and all stitching and seams are intact, including the protective end caps.
Engraved 'Broadhurst Clarkson & Co Ltd, 63 Farringdon Road, London E.C' on the first draw, it measures 10" closed 31" open with sunshade extended, a quality telescope weighing just under 1kg and perfect for field pursuits.

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Large W. Ottway WW2 Naval telescope Pattern no 12100

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W. Ottway were renowned for the quality of their naval telescopes, and this particular single draw 1945 example is not only great quality, but is of impressive proportions measuring 35” fully drawn and 28” closed.
The pattern 12100 is one of the rarer models, and was used by British & other allied Navy’s during WW2 as a main observation telescope, with a powerful magnification of around 30x through the 55mm diameter objective lens.
Engraved on the draw tube is ‘W.OTTWAY & Co Ltd, EALING, LONDON, 1945, No 1359, NPL 45, PATT. 12100’ and along with the War departments crows foot symbol it also has the National Physics Laboratory testing logo for the year 1945.
A substantial telescope weighing just under 2.1kgs, the main barrel is fully clad with stitched leather in good condition, and matching end caps which do have some repaired stitching but are generally sound.
As can be seen from the photos, the general cosmetic condition is good with no dents on the brass draw tube, and all the lenses including internal ones are in good order, the eyepiece is further protected by an internal swivel dust cover.

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J H Steward Coastguard observation telescope circa 1890

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This is a large single draw Coastguard general observation telescope made by J H Steward around 1890.
Signed 'J H Steward 406-457 Strand. 54 Cornhill London', it's a robust and powerful telescope, which delivers a sharp, clear image in excess of 30x magnification through the 55mm diameter objective lens.
The high magnification was ideal for land to sea observation which made it the first choice by coastguard shore stations. Interestingly, these telescopes remained in use at some stations well in to the late 20th century, which is a testament to both their build quality and performance.
The overall cosmetic condition is good despite some minor scrapes on the stitched leather cladding, and very small dings on the sliding brass draw tube, none of which affect functionality.
All lenses are in good order and the telescope disassembles for access to the internal lenses,
An antique telescope of impressive proportions, measuring 34" fully extended, 27" closed, and weighing just over 1.6kgs, the eyepiece also has an internal swivel dust cover and the rayshade is of the screw on type.

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Broadhurst Clarkson 3 draw Pancratic Tourist model telescope to 40x magnification

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This particular 3 draw leather clad field telescope by Broadhurst Clarkson is the larger model of the Pancratic Tourist range, having an object glass diameter of 55mm.
The telescope body is of the tapered barrel type, covered in stitched brown leather which is in good condition with all stitching intact, and there are two protective leather end caps, plus a shoulder carry strap.
Engraved 'Broadhurst Clarkson & Co Ltd, 63 Farringdon Road, London E.C', it measures 10½" (270mm) closed, and 34½" (880mm) fully drawn with sunshade extended.
The telescope is fully functional with clean undamaged lenses that deliver a clear, well focused image from 25x to 40x magnification in 4 stages of 5x.
In good cosmetic condition, the brass dent free tubes still have a smooth but firm draw action, and the telescope weighs just under 1.4kgs.

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Dollond 3 draw pancratic field telescope to 35x magnification

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This early 20th century 3 draw leather clad field telescope is engraved 'Dollond London 10189' and has a magnification range from 25-35x, which is ideal for spotting.
The black leather covered main barrel is in very good condition with all its stitching intact including both protective end caps looped over a carry strap, and the dent free draw tubes have a smooth, firm draw action.
It measures 10¼" (260mm) closed, and 34½" (880mm) fully drawn with sunshade extended and has an objective lens diameter of 40mm which delivers a clear well focused image.
Weighing just over 1.1kg and fully functional with clear undamaged lenses, a quality telescope still practical for use today.

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WW2 Scout Regiment field telescope by H C Ryland and Son

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Made by H. C. Ryland & Son, this WW2 Scout regiment 3 draw telescope is engraved 'TELE SCT. REGTS. MK. IIs, H. C. R & SON Ltd, O.S. 126. GA, No 11404' on the first draw, it also has the military arrow showing it to have been issued into service.
The clean undamaged optics with a 50mm objective lens, deliver a clear sharp image of 22x magnification.
All brass draw tubes are dent free with a smooth firm draw action, and all the leatherwork on the tapered barrel is in good sound condition with all stitching intact.
The eyepiece is protected by an integral swivel dust cover which incorporates the coloured sun filter, and the accompanying separate hard leather case is also in good condition with all stitching still sound.
Measuring just over 10½" closed and just under 32" fully extended including sunshade, it weighs 1.2 kgs and just under 1.7kgs with its case, making it an ideal field telescope for stalking or spotting.

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Negretti & Zambra 3 draw leather clad field telescope

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This 3 draw leather clad telescope is engraved 'Negretti & Zambra Opticians, LONDON' on the first draw and was made for spotting in the field.
The dent free brass draw tubes still have a smooth, firm draw action and retain virtually all their original non reflective finish.
All lenses are in undamaged condition, with the 40mm objective glass delivering a clear well focused image of approximately 20x magnification.
Measuring 31" (790mm) fully drawn, 10" (255mm) closed, the leather work has had some minor repairs including a glued seam along with a replacement cleat, but is in good sound condition. It should also be noted that the eyepiece cup no longer has its internal dust coverslide.
Dating to the end of the 19th century, and weighing just over 900 grams, this is a quality field telescope by one of the most prestigious instrument makers of the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Broadhurst Clarkson 3 draw Pancratic Tourist model telescope to 40x magnification

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This particular 3 draw leather clad field telescope by Broadhurst Clarkson is the larger model of the Pancratic Tourist range, having an object glass diameter of 55mm.
The telescope body is of the tapered barrel type, covered in stitched brown leather which is in good condition with all stitching intact, and there are two protective leather end caps, plus a shoulder carry strap.
Engraved 'Broadhurst Clarkson & Co Ltd, 63 Farringdon Road, London E.C', it measures 10½" (270mm) closed, and 34½" (880mm) fully drawn with sunshade extended.
The telescope is fully functional with clean undamaged lenses that deliver a clear, well focused image from 25x to 40x magnification in 4 stages of 5x.
In good cosmetic condition, the brass dent free tubes still have a smooth but firm draw action, and the telescope weighs just under 1.4kgs.

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J.H. Steward 6 draw pocket telescope 'The Naturalist' circa 1920

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Engraved "The 'Naturalist' J H Steward Ltd, 406 Strand London", this 6 draw pocket telescope was made by J H Steward, specifically for nature watchers such as ornithologists in the field.
Measuring only 4" (100mm) closed, with the six draws extending to 15½" (395mm) it's very quick to deploy, and with a 15x magnification the ideal accessory for spotting on the move.
Dating to the first quarter of the 20th century, the cosmetic condition is excellent, having its original leather cladding which is also in fine order with the seam stitching intact.
Completely free of any dents, the draw action is smooth yet still firm, and it has a nice even patination on the brass showing it's in original uncleaned condition.
The optics are in good condition and protected by a brass end cap for the 25mm visible diameter objective lens, with a swivel dust slide to the eyepiece. The image is very clear & sharp, and focuses easily to a magnification of 15x.
A compact yet powerful little telescope, it weighs just 220grams and comes with it's original brown drawstring pouch (part of cord frayed but complete).

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Enbeeco RANGER pancratic field telescope to 40x magnification

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Manufactured by Newbold & Bulford under their brand name ENBEECO (NB&CO), this is a fine example of a powerful yet compact 2 draw field telescope, complete with its original leather cladding, engraved on the first draw '"ENBEECO" "RANGER"(Pan. 25-40X) Made in England'.
It has a pancratic tube providing 4 levels of magnification from 25x, 30x, 35x and 40x power, with optics that are all in good undamaged condition, and the 40mm objective glass delivers a well focused sharp image.
The brass draw tubes have some minor discolouration but are dent free, and the main barrel leather cladding is in very good condition with all stitching intact.
Measuring 27¼" fully extended , 10 ¾" closed, and weighing just under 0.9kg, it comes modern faux-leather pouch for protection.

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T Cooke & Sons WW1 naval Officer of the Watch Telescope

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This classic WW1 single draw Royal Navy Officer of the Watch telescope is engraved '/|\ T.COOKE & SONS Ltd, LONDON & YORK, 3631' although the engraving is a little worn. Nevertheless this is a quality telescope with all components stamped with the same serial number, along with the war department broad arrow.
It also has the National Physical Laboratory testing logo for the years 1915, 1924 and 1940 showing it was also used in WW2.
The main barrel is clad in a textured black vulcanite finish which is complete with the draw tube free of any dents and the 35mm objective lens delivers a sharp clear image.
Specially constructed for naval use, this is a robust telescope weighing just over 800 grams, measuring 17 ¾" (450mm) closed and 24 ¾" (630mm) fully extended including the sliding rayshade.

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Newbold & Bulford Mk5 Officer of the Watch pancratic telescope

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Made by Newbold & Bulford under their brand name ENBEECO (NB&CO), this single draw Officer of the Watch Naval telescope is signed, 'OFFICER OF THE WATCH Mk5 "ENBEECO" LONDON'.
Constructed in nickel plated brass, and measuring 30" fully drawn with the ray shade extended and 18" closed, it's quite unusual in that it has an additional pancratic tube to provide variable magnification in 4 stages of 18x, 22x, 26x and 30x. Whilst this is not uncommon for field telescopes, its not often found in Officer of the Watch style telescopes. 
The leather cladding on the main barrel is in excellent condition with unbroken stitching, and the 40mm diameter objective lens is protected by the integral leather end cap.
Weighing just over 900 grams, the telescope is dent free with a lightly scratched arrow on the draw tube, has a smooth draw action and delivers a clear well focused image.

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Broadhurst Clarkson 3 draw Pancratic Tourist model telescope to 40x magnification

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Made by Broadhurst Clarkson, this 3 draw leather clad telescope is known as the 'Tourist', and is fitted with an additional pancratic draw tube, enabling the power to be increased at will from 25x to 40x magnification in 5x increments.
The telescope body is of the tapered barrel type, covered in stitched brown leather which is in good condition with all stitching intact, along with protective leather end caps, plus a shoulder carry strap and appears not to have had a great deal of use, retaining much of its non reflective coating on the 3 brass draw tubes.
Engraved 'Broadhurst Clarkson & Co Ltd, 63 Farringdon Road, London E.C', it measures 10.5" (270mm) closed, and 34" (870mm) fully drawn with sunshade extended and has an objective lens diameter of 50mm which delivers a clear well focused image.
Fully functional with clear undamaged lenses and in very good cosmetic condition, the brass dent free tubes still have a firm draw action.
Weighing just under 1.4kgs, this is a quality telescope still practical for use today.

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Rare Regency period monocular brass spyglass signed DOLLOND LONDON with case

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This rare Regency period 6 draw gilt brass and bone monocular spyglass is signed 'DOLLOND LONDON' around the eyepiece.
Dating to circa 1820, these low power spyglasses would have been used as an early alternative to spectacles for both men and women alike.
The gilt brass body has a bone band which is in good condition, although it does have a thin age crack and there is also a minor ding on the objective brass bezel, but this does not affect the functionality (see photos).
In very good condition with dent free draw tubes, the 35mm diameter objective lens is free of any damage and delivers a clear image.
Measuring 90mm fully drawn by 35mm closed, it fits neatly inside its red leather outer case, that has seen some repairs but is structurally sound with a working catch.

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Enbeeco Officer of the Watch telescope - H.M.S Conway 1958 Trinity House Prize

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This is a rare example of a 20th century Officer of the Watch telescope, made by Newbold & Bulford's Enbeeco brand, as a presentation piece for the H. M. S Conway MN Cadet School.
H.M.S. Conway was a naval training school or "school ship" founded in 1859 and housed for most of her life aboard a 19th-century wooden ship of the line. After running aground in 1953 and burning down, it was temporarily pitched in the grounds of Plas Newydd, the seat of the Marquess of Anglesey, overlooking the Menai Strait, until being rebuilt as a "stone frigate" in the 1960s.
One side of the draw tube is engraved "X 18 'OFFICER OF THE WATCH' ENBEECO LONDON Made in England" and on the other the presentation text reads:
"H.M.S "Conway M.N. Cadet School. Trinity House Prize, Summer Term 1958. Awarded to Syed Farooq Hasan".
Syed Farooq Hasan was a Queen’s Gold Medalist at H.M.S. Conway, Cadet School in 1958.
The cosmetic condition is very good with unbroken stitching on the original leather cladding and attached leather end cap whilst the eyepiece has an integral swivel dust cover.
Measuring 18" (465mm) closed and 25 ½" (640mm) fully extended, the 30mm objective lens delivers a clear, sharp image of 18x and weighs just over 850 grams.

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Dollond 19th century Naval telescope with Benetfink case

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This single draw telescope is signed 'Dollond London 7046' on the first draw and is typical of the earlier Naval telescopes used by the Royal Navy.
Dating to the second half of the 19th century, the tapered main barrel is actually made from mahogany but has been expertly clad in black leather.
With dent free brass draw tube and fittings it is in very good cosmetic condition with all of the leather stitching on the telescope intact and comes with a later separate black leather case made by Benetfink & Co, which still has their label inside the cap.
The leather case although well worn through age is stll quite sound and in robust condition, with all straps intact.
Protected by its brass end cap the 40mm diameter objective lens produces a clear focused image of approximately 15x despite some minor edge chips (see photos) which do not affect the image in any way.
Weighing just over 970 grams and 1250 grams in its case, it measures 25½" (650mm) closed and 34" (865mm) extended.
A very desirable antique naval telescope by one of the most renowned instrument makers of the 19th century.

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WW2 Ottway Officer of the Watch telescope. 1945 Pattern 373B model

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A classic single draw Royal Navy Officer of the Watch telescope engraved 'W. Ottway & Co Ltd, Ealing, London, 1945, No 7734, Patt. 373B.' The 40mm objective lens delivers a sharp, clear image of approx 15x, and is free from any damage.
Ottway were renowned for the quality of their telescopes with each component numbered to the serial number, and along with the war department crowsfoot symbol it also has the National Physical Laboratory testing logo for the year 1945.
These telescopes were specially constructed for Naval use and are very robust, the cosmetic condition being good all round, with clean undamaged lenses.
The leather cladding and protective leather end cap are also in very good condition, with all the stitching intact & the brass draw tube is free of any dents. This particular model has a diopter ring for pre focusing, and measures, 13½"(340mm) closed, 22½"(570mm) fully extended with sliding ray shade.
A great telescope for display or every day use, it weighs just under 1.1kg.

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WW2 Scout Regiment MK II telescope by Broadhurst Clarkson.

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Made by Broadhurst Clarkson, this iconic WW2 Scout Regiment 3 draw telescope is engraved 'TEL. SCT. REGT. MK. II s, B.C Ltd & CO, 8734, O.S. 126. GA', it also has the military crowfoot showing it was issued into military service.
It has clean, undamaged optics with a 50mm objective lens giving a clear and well focused image of 22x power.
The brass draw tubes have a smooth draw action, and the main barrel leather cladding is in very good condition with all stitching intact.
The eyepiece is protected by an integral swivel dust cover which incorporates the coloured sun filter, and the accompanying separate hard leather case is also in good condition although the lid strap is a later replacement.
Measuring 10½" closed and 31½" fully extended including sunshade, it weighs just under 1.1kgs and 1.5kgs with its case, making it an ideal field telescope for stalking or spotting.

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SESTREL Naval Officer of the Watch telescope by Henry Browne & Son.

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This classic single draw Naval Officer of the Watch telescope engraved 'Trade "SESTREL" Mark' is not only visually impressive with its nickel silver draw tube and fittings, but also delivers a sharp clear image through the 30mm objective lens.
Sestrel (an acronym of sensitive, strong and reliable) is the trademark of Henry Browne & Son, the important and highly respected maker of quality nautical instruments, used on naval and merchant ships since the mid 19th century.
Specially constructed for naval use these telescopes are very robust, and this example is also in very good cosmetic condition, the leather cladding is free from any gouges or tears, with all the stitching intact and retains its leather end cap attached to the main barrel.
A substantial telescope weighing just over 800 grams, it measures 18¼" (465mm) closed and 26" (660mm) fully extended including the rayshade.

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Lord Bury pancratic field telescope by J H Steward, London.

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This particular example of the famous Lord Bury telescope is quite rare in that it has a double thread to lock the pancratic tube so it can be used as a fixed magnification telescope, (see photos).
Made by J. H. Steward during the late 19th or early part of the 20th century, the pancratic tube has 3 plain graduation lines, indicating ascending magnification levels of 25x,30x & 35x, although the lines are not numbered on this particular model.
Engraved 'J.H. STEWARD LTD, 406 & 457 STRAND, LONDON' on the first draw, there is also an additional brass plaque on the leather clad main barrel which reads 'THE LORD BURY TELESCOPE, J.H. STEWARD LTD, 406 & 457 STRAND, No 5556, LONDON'.
The 40mm objective lens delivers a clear sharp image which is well focused, and all lenses including internal ones are free from any damage.
In excellent condition, the dent free brass draw tubes retain virtually all their non reflecting finish, and have a firm but smooth draw action. All the stitching is intact on both the leather covered main barrel and the separate case, which both have the details of a former owner written in ink.
There is a pushfit brass end cap for the objective lens, and the eyepiece is protected by an integral swivel dust slide, with the only blemish being a minor deformity on the eyepiece cup.
It measures 10" (260mm) closed, 34" (870mm) open fully extended, a quality telescope weighing just under 750gm on its own and 1kg with its case.

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Enbeeco RANGER pancratic field telescope to 55x magnification

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Manufactured by Newbold & Bulford under their brand name ENBEECO (NB&CO), this is a fine example of a powerful yet compact 2 draw field telescope, complete with its original leather cladding, engraved on the first draw 'RANGER 55 ENBEECO, LONDON, Made in England'.
It has a pancratic tube providing 4 levels of magnification from 30x, 37x, 46x to an impressive 55x power, with optics that are all in good undamaged condition, and the 40mm objective glass delivers a well focused sharp image.
The image clarity is very good as is the overall cosmetic condition, and the leather cladding is complete with all the stitching intact.
With a firm draw action, the draw tubes and main barrel are dent free, and still retain a large amount of their non reflective coating.
Measuring 27¼" fully extended , 10½" closed, and weighing just under 0.8kg, it comes with its original brown canvas roll case.

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19th century Salom & Co pocket telescope circa 1870's

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A 19th century 3 draw mahogany veneered barreled telescope, engraved ' SALOM & CO, RECCNNOIT'RER, EDINBURGH ' on the push fit brass end cap.
Benjamin Salom established his business in the early Victorian period and I would date this telescope to the 1870's.
A pocket size telescope, measuring 6" closed and 16" extended , with an objective lens diameter of 25mm, it produces a clear image of around 15x magnification.
All lenses are free of any chips or cracks, and the telescope fully disassembles for easy access to clean.
Generally in very good condition, the veneered mahogany barrel has a narrow age crack but is still sound, and although the first draw tube does have a couple of minor dings, they dont't affect the draw action which is firm with no wobble.
A compact yet practical antique telescope, the eyepiece cup also incorporates a swivel dust cover for protecting the eyepiece lens.

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Post WW1 signalling telescope by Dollond London

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A fine example of a 3 draw Signalling telescope made by Dollond and engraved on first draw tube, "SIGNALLING" DOLLOND LONDON, No 11736, it comes with its original two interchangeable lenses marked HIGH & LOW, which equate to 30x and 15x magnification respectively.
It dates to the inter war period, probably around the 1920's, and is an impressive telescope, measuring 32¾" (835mm) fully extended with sunshade, and 10" (255mm) closed.
The 50mm visible diameter objective lens produces an image which is sharp & clear, and all lenses are free of any damage.
In good sound condition all round including the leather cladding & end caps, the draw tubes are dent free with a firm draw action, retaining some of the original anti glare finish.
This is a quality telescope by a renowned maker, complete with its accessories and shoulder strap which although a little worn is still sturdy.
Weighing in at just over 1.3 kgs it's still practical for todays field pursuits.

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1920's Broadhurst Clarkson 3 draw field telescope retailed by John Barker & Co.

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At the end of WWI much military equipment became surplus to requirements and was sold off to the civilian market. This particular telescope would have been used by signalling regiments and was subsequently reconditioned by Broadhurst Clarkson for onward retail by John Barker of Kensington, a premier department store of that time.
Measuring 32" (815mm) extended, 10.5" (465mm) closed, the 50mm visible diameter objective glass delivers a clear focused image of 30x.
This telescope is in very good condition throughout, retaining much of its original non reflective finish on the draw tubes and the leather cladding is also sound with all stitching intact.
Ideal for practical use, it weighs just under 1.2kgs with strap and end caps, and has all the attributes of a good stalking telescope.

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Broadhurst Clarkson field telescope "Ideal Hikers Long-distance Glass" model

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This fine condition 3 draw leather clad field telescope was made by Broadhurst Clarkson and is described in one of their 1960's catalogues as being 'The Ideal Hikers Long-distance Glass' model.
According to the catalogue, its a simplified model of the Tourist model but without a rayshade.
Lighter than the Tourist and weighing just under 900 grams, it's ideal for spotting on the move, being optically sound with a 40mm visible diameter objective lens producing a sharp clear image to a magnification of 25x.
The telescope is in very good condition, with a leather covered main barrel and all stitching and seams are intact, including the protective end caps. All brass draw tubes still have their non reflective finish and have a smooth, firm draw action.
Measuring 10¼" (260mm) closed, and 29 ¾" (755mm) fully extended, this is a quality telescope still practical for use today.

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Ross WW1 period Officer of the Watch Naval telescope.

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A fine example of a WW1 period, single draw Officer of the Watch Naval telescope signed, ROSS, LONDON, No 55574.
Constructed in nickel silver, the main barrel is clad in stitched leather with all its stitching intact, and the telescope delivers a bright clear image of approximately 18x magnification through the 32mm diameter objective lens. The telescope also disassembles for easy access to internal lenses, which are all in good undamaged condition.
In very good cosmetic condition, the only blemishes being a minor ding to the sliding rayshade, and some deformity of the main objective lens ring (see photos), neither of which affect the functionality or performance of the telescope.
The dent free single draw tube still has a firm draw action, and the eyepiece is protected by an internal swivel dust cover.
Measuring 24½"(630mm) fully extended including sunshade, 17"(430mm) closed, and weighing just under 800 grams, this is a classic naval telescope which is still practical for use today.

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Late 19th century 4 draw field telescope

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This is a late 19th century 4 draw field telescope which comes complete with its original stitched leather covering and protective end caps and leather carry strap.
Although there are a few minor dings on a couple of the brass draw tubes, the telescope is otherwise in good condition all round including the leather cladding and end caps, with the draw tubes retaining much of their non-reflective finish.
The 50mm objective lens delivers a clear well focused image with an approximate magnification of 25x.
An impressive telescope, it weighs just under 1.2kgs and measures 10½" (265mm) closed, 39" (990mm) open with ray shade extended.

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Impressive Dollond pancratic field telescope to 40x magnification

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An ideal telescope for use on the hill, this 3 draw leather clad field telescope is engraved 'DOLLOND LONDON' on the first draw, with a pancratic tube giving 4 levels of magnification, 25-30-35-40.
Dating to the first half of the 20th century, the tapered main barrel is covered in a stitched leather cladding, and comes with leather end caps and shoulder strap.
In very good condition all round, the dent free brass draw tubes still have virtually all of the original bronze finish and a firm draw action, indicating it's probably not seen a great deal of use.
The large 55mm visible diameter objective lens delivers a clear sharp image, and all lenses are in good undamaged condition.
It weighs just under 1.3kgs, and measures 10½" (270mm) closed, 34" (870mm) open with rayshade extended.
A vintage telescope that compares quite favourably to the modern Gray & Co stalking telescope, which retails at well over £1000 from Grahams of Inverness.

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Mid 19th century 6 draw pocket telescope signed Chamberlain & Son.

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Dating to the second half of the 19th century, this six draw pocket telescope is signed 'Chamberlain & Son 203 High Holborn LONDON' on the first draw.
Chamberlain & Son were opticians that operated from the Holborn address between 1848 to 1874.
A diminutive telescope it measures just 3 ¾"(95mm) closed, but an impressive 15¼" (385mm) fully drawn.
The cosmetic condition is generally good, with all brass draw tubes free of dents, although the leather covering is a later glued on replacement.
All optics are in good undamaged condition and the 25 mm diameter objective lens gives a clear well focused image to a magnification of approximately 15x.
Although it no longer has the dust slide on the eyepiece cup, it does have the brass end cap for protecting the main objective lens, and it comes in modern velvet pouch for protection.
A compact yet powerful little telescope it weighs just over 180 grams and has a nice firm draw action.

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Rare early 20th century field telescope by A.L Vincent, London.

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Made some time after WW1, this 3 draw leather clad field telescope is ideal for use on the hill or general spotting and is engraved 'A.L Vincent & Co, London E.C.1'.
A L Vincent was originally part of the late 19th century partnership of Vincent & Martin of Clerkenwell London, later becoming A.L Vincent and Co. before the first World War. Telescopes by this maker rarely come up for sale and the build quality of this example is superb, exceeding that of other more popular makers of the period. They were also contractors to the War department during WW2, manufacturing telescopes to MOD specifications.
In excellent cosmetic condition as can be seen from the photos, the tapered main barrel is covered in stitched brown leather, with all the stitching intact.
There are also two protective leather end caps plus a shoulder strap, and the dent free brass draw tubes retain virtually all of their non reflective coating with a firm draw action, indicating it probably has had very little use.
The large 50mm diameter objective lens delivers a very clear sharp image of approximately 25x, and all lenses are in good undamaged condition.
Weighing just over 1.4kgs, it measures 10½" (270 mm) closed and 32½"(825 mm) fully extended, and the eyepiece cup is protected by an integral swivel dust cover.

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Late 18th century 3 draw marine telescope signed Dollond London

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This 3 draw midshipmans telescope dates to the latter part of the 18th century, and is signed ‘Dollond, London’ in flowing script along the first draw tube.
A medium size telescope it measure 28.25” (720mm) extended, & 9” (230mm) closed, having a mahogany barrel with brass draw tubes.
The 3 part segmented first draw tube unscrews to reveal three lens cells with a total of four lenses, which was a typical late 18th century layout.
The main objective lens has a diameter of 40mm, producing a clear focused image of around 20x magnification, with a green tint for reduced glare at sea.
Weighing 470 grams on its own and 690 grams in its leather case, the brass draw tubes are also in good condition with no dents, and still have a firm draw action.
An antique working telescope well over 200 years old, in very good condition by a much sought after maker, it comes with a leather case which may be a later addition but a good fit nevertheless.

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Ottway WW1 Royal Navy Officer of the Watch telescope

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This classic WW1 single draw Royal Navy Officer of the Watch telescope engraved 'W. Ottway & Co Ltd, Ealing, 2873' is not only visually impressive with its nickel silver draw tube & fittings, but also delivers a sharp clear image through the 35mm objective lens.
Ottway were renowned for the quality of their telescopes with all components stamped with the same serial number, and along with the war department crowsfoot symbol this example also has the National Physical Laboratory testing logo for the years 1914, 1928 and 1935, suggesting it was probably used during WW2 as well.
Specially constructed for naval use these telescopes are very robust, and this example is also in good cosmetic condition.
A substantial telescope weighing just over 860 grams, it measures 18" (460mm) closed and 25" (640mm) fully extended including the rayshade.

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Impressive Dollond pancratic field telescope to 40x magnification

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An ideal telescope for use on the hill, this 3 draw leather clad field telescope is engraved DOLLOND LONDON on the first draw, with a pancratic tube giving 4 levels of magnification, 25-30-35-40.
In very good condition all round with no dents, the draw tubes still have virtually all of the original bronze finish and a smooth firm draw action.
The large 55mm visible diameter objective lens delivers a clear sharp image, and all lenses are in good undamaged condition.
Dating to the first half of the 20th century, it's covered in a stitched leather cladding and comes with leather end caps and carry strap (please note one end cap has a glued seam repair but is sound).
It weighs just under 1.3kgs, and measures 10.5" (270mm) closed, 34.5" (875mm) open with rayshade extended.
A vintage telescope that compares quite favourably to the modern Gray & Co traditional stalking telescope, which retails at well over £1000 at Grahams of Inverness.

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Casella ex military 3 draw pancratic field telescope with 30x magnification

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This powerful 3 draw leather clad field telescope is inscribed ' L. CASELLA 147 HOLBORN BARS, LONDON, 1902'. It also has the double military arrow showing it was officially released into the civilian market as war surplus.
The tapered main barrel is covered in stitched brown leather and in good condition with two protective leather end caps plus a shoulder strap.
The dent free draw tubes are bronzed brass and retain much of their non reflective coating, with a smooth firm draw action.
Weighing just under 1.3 kilos, it measures 11" closed, 37" fully drawn with sunshade extended, and has an objective lens diameter of 55mm which delivers a well focused clear image in three stages of 20x, 25x, 30x magnification.

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19th century 2 draw ships telescope circa 1820

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This classic 2 draw mahogany and brass ships telescope dates to the first quarter of the 19th century circa 1820.
Protected by a removable brass end cap, the 35mm diameter objective glass produces a good focused image of approximately 15 - 20x power and has a green tint for reduced glare at sea.
Athough unsigned, this 200 year old telescope is in very good condition all round, with dent free brass draw tubes that still have a smooth firm draw action.
The polished mahogany barrel is also in fine condition with no splits or cracks, although the sliding brass rayshade does have a very small split on one edge, but this is purely cosmetic and does not affect the performance in any way. (see photo)
Weighing just over 1.2kgs, it measures an impressive 41" (1040mm) fully extended with sun shade, 16" (410mm) closed, and has sliding shutters at each end to protect the objective lens and eyepiece.

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