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OUTSTANDING AND RARE LARGE BRASS TERRESTRIAL/CELESTIAL TELESCOPE WITH STAND AND CASE BY J. P. DANCER, MANCHESTER. This extraordinary 19th century telescope is an extremely rare piece of astrological equipment in both its quality and its great size. Its purpose is to follow stars across the sky. Its shaft is solid brass and has several different lens. It is fully adjustable and stands on an equatorial mount with a parallel fixed axis. Ideal for following stars across the night sky. Adjustable dials and two hook arms for fine adjustments. Also a sighting scope. Fully collapsible base of mahogany, which has a wonderful patina. Original brass cupped feet. Original wood case with label of John B. Dancer Optical, Mathematical, & Philosophical Instrument Manufacture 43 Cross Street King Street Manchester. It also has a paper label indicating the different eye pieces and what they should be used for. This is an outstanding example of a very rare telescope. Signed on the main tube; eye pieces are number 3, 4, 1-(day eye piece), (3 eye pieces total) SIZE: telescope closed 55″ diameter of scope is approximately 4″,; stand height 54 1/2″ to platform, 13″ of adjustable arm. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 9-91356 (40,000-60,000)

Auction: Fine Art, Antiques & Asian - Samoset 2002
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