Library telescope by Fraser

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Date: 1800

Height: 20inch (50.80 cms)
Width: 38inch (96.52 cms)
Diameter: 2.75inch (6.98 cms)

A good example of an early 19th refracting 2.75" telescope by Fraser maker to His Majesty contained in the original fitted mahogany case.

The main tube engraved "Fraser. Mathe'l Instru't Maker to His Majesty Bond St't London".

Fraser is listed in the Scientific Instrument Makers Dictionary by Gloria Clifton as working for George III from 1796 to 1812.

Origin: London