Antique SHIPS TELESCOPE H. HUGHES OFFICER OF THE WATCH SPYGLASS SINGLE DRAW

Antique SHIPS TELESCOPE H. HUGHES OFFICER OF THE WATCH SPYGLASS SINGLE DRAW

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Antique SHIPS TELESCOPE H. HUGHES OFFICER OF THE WATCH SPYGLASS SINGLE DRAW

An H. Hughes & Son Ltd London Single Draw Ships Officer of the Watch Marine Telescope or Spyglass.

Serial No 8449.

This Telescope will date to the early 20th Century.Silver Nickel Plated Brass, originally with a Leather Binding to the Metal Barrel which has been replaced with a very well accomplished Sailors Knot work Cover.

Ihscribed on the Sunshade,… D.N. HOARE.

As seen I have had this Telescope apart, all in very good order internally with only minor signs of age and use.

All the Lenses are now clean, all are present and correct, no major wear, cracks, chips, nothing badly worn.

* The Objective retainer is more than hand tight so I left it alone, it is not crossed or uneven, just tight *

As shown with some anomalies to the Objective Lenses, these are not visible in use and have no effect on the end result in any way.Focuses easily and precisely giving a superbly clear, sharp and powerful image in use, its magnification strength is surprisingly good.All the Threaded Components shown dismantled run well on clean threads and tighten properly, no issues at all.

The Knot-work Binding shows only minor surface signs of age and use, it is intact and firmly in place with no damage or structural issues.

The Barrel itself has no structural issues, obviously I cannot see underneath the Binding but it feels fine, no movement, no obvious dents.

Both Ends are strong with no movement, the Sun / Rain shade is all good, working firmly and smoothly.

The Eyepiece Shutter is present and moves firmly.The Draw is a good friction fit, moving smoothly and firmly with only extremely minimal sideways play at the joint when fully extended. A very good quality collectable and working Period Marine Telescope by a Documented London Maker.

Shown comprehensively in the many pictures, please examine them in close up before you bid, to satisfy yourself as to condition, suitability, etc. of the item(s) shown.I always show items in their true light, and will never deliberately hide a negative or detrimental aspect.

Fully open / closed measures as shown.

Weighs approx’ :- 957.0 gms, not packed for Shipping. Will be Shipped Domestically or Worldwide as required, closed and in a Rigid Cardboard Tube with the appropriate packing to ensure its safe transit. Any questions please get in touch, and good luck should you decide to bid. I will Post in the U.K. by First or Second Class Recorded Mail, and Worldwide by Royal Mail International Signed For and / or Tracked Shipping.Proven to be fast and secure Postal methods, better for the peace of mind of both Buyer and Seller, they are well worth the extra cost as they are all trackable and /or require a signature on delivery.More than one Lot to the same Address at the same time will of course be at a discount, please get in touch with your requirements for a quote.I always provide a Top-Class Service, and a well packed item, please see my Feedback for References. Thank-you for looking.
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Category: Antiques:Marine/Maritime
Location: Frome Somerset

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