ANTIQUE, BROADHURST CLARKSON, 4″ REFRACTING TELESCOPE.

ANTIQUE, BROADHURST CLARKSON, 4

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ANTIQUE, BROADHURST CLARKSON, 4 REFRACTING TELESCOPE.
COMPLETE WITH SOLIDMAHOGANY FIELD TRIPOD, PLUS ASSESSORIES.CIRCA 1910
 

FANTASTIC ANTIQUE BROADHURST CLARKSON BRASS 4 INCH REFRACTING TELESCOPE, THISBEAUTIFUL INSTRUMENT IS CONSTRUCTED OF BRASS, THE MAIN BODY/TUBE HAS A BLACK COATING AND IS FITTED WITH A RACK AND PINION TYPE FOCUSINGMECHANISM, FURTHER FOCUS ADJUSTMENT IS OBTAINED BY THE EYEPIECE TUBE EXTENSION,THE ACHROMATIC OBJECTIVE LENS IS HOUSED IN A REMOVABLE BRASS CELL. NOTEABLE WITH THE LENS HOUSING IS THAT IT HAS ADJUSTMENT FOR LENS PITCH WHICH IS DONE WITH THREE EQUALLY SPACED SCREWS. AT THE OTHER END OF THE SCOPE IS THE BRASS EYEPIECE EXTENSION HOUSING WITH THE ENGRAVED DESIGNATION: “BROADHURST CLARKSON &Co., 63 FARRINGDON Rd., LONDON, E.C. THE TELESCOPE IS CONFIGURED AS AN ASTRONOMICAL REFRACTOR BUT ON THE TUBE BODY THERE IS A MILITARY “CROWS FOOT” MARK SO POSSIBLY COMMISIONED BY THE ARMY? THE FIELD TRIPOD WOULD SUGGEST THAT! IT IS HUGE AND VERY SOLIDLY CONSTRUCTED WITH THREE LONG MAHOGONY LEGS, EACH WITH A BRASS POINTED END CAP. A VERY HEAVY STEEL FORK SITS ATOP THE TRIPOD ON A HEAVY BRASS SWIVEL YOKE, ALLOWING FOR SMOOTH 360 DEGREE HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT AND VERTICAL MOTION.

THIS HUGE TELESCOPE IS BEAUTIFUL TO BEHOLD AND IS IN FULLWORKING ORDER. THE OBJECTIVE LENS IS BRIGHT AND CLEAR GIVING QUITE STUNNINGVIEWS OF THE NIGHT SKY. I PERSONALLY OBSERVED SATURN AND HER RINGS DURING EARLY JULY AND IS ALSO FANTASTIC FOR VIEWING TERRESTRIAL OBJECTS GIVING SPECTACULAR CLOSE-UPS, ALBEIT UPSIDE DOWN! IT COMES COMPLETE WITH TWO ANTIQUE BRASS EYEPIECES AND A SOLAR FILTER.
 DIMENTIONS:MAIN TUBE BODY LENGTH = 44,1/4(112.4cm)TELESCOPE AT FULL EXTENSION = 58(147.4cm)OBJECTIVE LENS DIAMETER = 4(10.2cm)OBJECTIVE LENS BRASS CELL DIAMETER = 4,3/4(12.1cm)MAHOGANY TRIPOD LEGS LENGTH = 65,1/2 (166.4cm)I BELIEVE THE FOCAL LENGTH TO BE ABOUT 40(101.6cm)(THEOBJECTIVE LENS IS AN ACHROMATIC DOUBLET).ALL MEASUREMENTS ARE APPROXIMATE.  CONDITION: THE MAIN BRASS TELESCOPE BODY HASA FEW EXPECTED DINGS TO THE TUBE WITH SURFACE MARKS, SCRATCHES AND PITTING. THE BLACK COATING HAS PROBABLY BEEN TOUCHED UP OR REDONE OVER THE PAST HUNDRED YEARS OR SO BUT IT STILL LOOKS GREAT. THE OBJECTIVE LENS APPEARS TO BE INSUPER FINE CONDITION WITH NO APARENT ABRASSIONS, CHIPS OR CRACKS, IT LOOKSCLEAN, FOG FREE AND BRIGHT, THE OBSERVATIONS I HAD BEING TESTAMENT TO THAT. THE FOCUSING MECHANISM WORKS FINE AND IS REASONABLY SMOOTHTO OPERATE.THE BLACK FORK MOUNT HAS ADJUSTABLE BRASS BARS WITH TENSIONERSWHICH WORK VERY WELL WHEN KEEPING THE TELESCOPE TIGHT AND STEADY WHEN FOCUSINGETC., THE FORK MOUNT PROVIDES FOR SMOOTH HORIZONTAL AND VERTICAL MOVEMENT OFTHE SCOPE. THE BEAUTIFUL LONG MAHHOGANY LEGS LOOK FABULOUS IN A HIGHLY POLISHED BEESWAX FINISH. THEY EACH HAVE A POLISHED BRASS CONE SHAPED TOE.
   THIS BEAUTIFUL TELESCOPE COULD QUITE EASILY BE PUT UP AGAINST ANY MODERNDIGITAL INSTRUMENT, IN TERMS OF QUALITY IT STANDS OUT IN ABUNDANCE! A FANTASTICSCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENT IN FULL WORKING ORDER BUT ALSO A BEAUTIFUL PIECE OFFURNITURE TO ADORNE ANY SOPHISTICATED MODERN HOME. THIS IS DEFINITELY NOT ONETO MISS!!  PLEASE DON`THESITATE TO MAKE AN OFFER AS ANY REASONABLE OFFER WILL BE CONSIDERED!  POSTAGEWITHIN THE U.K. IS FREE!INTERNATIONALBUYERS/BIDDERS PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR DELIVERY OPTIONS TO YOUR LOCATION. PLEASE HAVE A LOOK AT MY OTHER LISTINGS ON EBAY.  PLEASE ASK ANY AND ALLQUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE BEFORE BIDDING / BUYING.I ACCEPTPAYPAL, INTERNATIONAL BANK TRANSFER OR PERSONAL CHEQUE (U.K. ONLY).PAYMENT MUSTBE RECEIVED WITHIN 7 DAYS AFTER THE END OF AUCTION, SHIPMENT WILL BEMADE WITHIN 2 BUSINESS DAYS AFTER PAYMENT HAS CLEARED INTO MY ACCOUNT(PLEASE BE AWARE THAT PERSONAL CHEQUES CAN TAKE UP TO 10 DAYS TO CLEAR).GOOD LUCKAND HAPPY BIDDING!

Category: Antiques:Science/Medicine:Scientific Instruments
Location: Belfast

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