Length closed 25,5 cm. Length as in use 105 cm. Diameter 6 cm.
Country of manufacture
UK and Ireland
A good five-draw hand held telescope signed on the last draw:
Thos Harris & Son
Opticians to the Royal Family
No 52, Opposite the British Museum
The telescope is made of brass and the outher tube is covered with mahogany. End cap with sliding piece. Overall good patination, original brownish lacquer, clear view. All draws moves smoothly. Overall good original condition.
T. Harris & Son worked from several adresses in London from 1806 – 1846. In 1823 they took over the workshop of Thomas Blunt.