19th Century Achromatic Refracting Table Telescope

19th Century Achromatic Refracting Table Telescope

Date: Circa 1820

Depth: 8.26cms (3.25 ins)
Diameter: 8.26cms (3.25 ins)

An early 19th century Achromatic Refracting Table Telescope with a slightly tapering brass tube by "W&S Jones, 30 Holborn, London".

Standing on an original brass tripod with steadying arms and with the original fitted mahogany case with a number of eye pieces.
The case with the original trade label and with a hand written instruction leaflet.

Retaining the original lacquered finish throughout.

For a near identical example see Number 12 in the Science Museum Booklet 1971.

Tube Length: 43" (109cm)

Overall Length: 55½" (141cm)


William and Samuel Jones where fine quality instrument markers known to have worked with George Adams maker to George III.

The address of 30 Holborn is listed in the dictionary of British Scientific instrument makers by Gloria Clifton as 1800-1860.

Makers: WILLIAM & SAMUEL JONES

Origin: England

Price: £6950.00