Georgian brass telescope on stand, Proctor and Beilby of Sheffield, Circa 1800

Georgian brass telescope on stand, Proctor and Beilby of Sheffield, Circa 1800

Click here for more information and to buy.

An extremely old three-draw brass telescope on stand by the Sheffield maker, Proctor and Beilby.  Proctor and Beilby were a small but quite well-regarded firm of opticians that were established in 1773, also being registered silversmiths and known for their brass work.  The company was run by Charles Proctor, a native of the town, and Thomas Beilby, originally a teacher from Birmingham.  It established a small but highly-skilled workforce making –  among other things – accurate copies of the famous Dollond telescopes.  The business was at its peak at the end of the Eighteen century and was wound up soon after Proctor’s death in 1808.  By then, it had a considerable net worth of around 30,000 (2 million in today’s money).  This particular telescope survives in remarkably good shape given its considerable (200 years plus) age and is still very usable.  It measures 30 inches long, stands 13″ high and comes complete with its original mahogany case.  It is nicely engraved with the makers name.   

         

Category: Antiques:Marine/Maritime
Location: Penrith, Cumbria

Click here for more information and to buy.
See below for similar items.


We can’t find an exact match in our shopping database. Have a look at the similar items below, or try using the search box.
 
Items 1 to 15 of 240498


Telescope And Tripod Refractor Telescope

Telescope And Tripod:  Telescope And Tripod Refractor Telescope


£8.99 from SportsDirect.com

Heatons Refractor Telescope Give your star gazer the Heatons Refractor Telescope, for hours of astronomy fun. Featuring…more



Orion GiantView BT-100 Binocular Telescope

Orion:  Orion GiantView BT-100 Binocular Telescope


£1,339.99 from Orion Telescopes UK

With two huge 100mm objective lenses, the new GiantView BT-100 delivers an immersive observing experience unlike any oth…more



Georgian Postal Knocker Letter Plate  - Brass (PB)
Georgian Postal Knocker Letter Plate – Brass (PB)

£27.78 from Lock and Key

Georgian Postal Knocker Letter Plate…more



FG1 Georgian Suite Lever Lock Polished Brass Handle Pack
FG1 Georgian Suite Lever Lock Polished Brass Handle Pack

£66.29 from DirectDoors.com

Georgian Suite Lever Lock HandlePack in Polished Brass
We include a pair of handles, a BS Kite Marked 5 Lever Security l…more



FG27 Georgian Suite Lever Lock Polished Brass Handle Pack
FG27 Georgian Suite Lever Lock Polished Brass Handle Pack

£74.51 from DirectDoors.com

FG27 Georgian Suite Lever Lock HandlePack in Polished Brass
We include a pair of handles, a BS Kite Marked 5 Lever Secur…more



Binoculares Panda 10x25 Superior Quality Monocular Telescope
Binoculares Panda 10×25 Superior Quality Monocular Telescope

£9.99 from MyMemory.co.uk

The Binoculares Superior Quality Mini Monocular Telescope is waterproof and fog-proof, making it a great accessor…more



GEORGIAN Lever On Plate Furniture  - Lever Lock
GEORGIAN Lever On Plate Furniture – Lever Lock

£15.77 from Lock and Key

GEORGIAN Lever On Plate Furniture…more



GEORGIAN Lever On Round Rose Furniture  - Lever on rose
GEORGIAN Lever On Round Rose Furniture – Lever on rose

£18.68 from Lock and Key

GEORGIAN Lever On Round Rose Furniture…more



Twin Telescopic Pocket Palermo Oak Veneer Door - 4 Panes of Obscure Glass
Twin Telescopic Pocket Palermo Oak Veneer Door – 4 Panes of Obscure Glass

£1,302.54 from DirectDoors.com

All telescopic pocket cassettes are kerbside delivery only and not in to the home….. doors are delivered separately. T…more



Quad Telescopic Pocket Palermo Oak Veneer Door - 4 Panes of Obscure Glass
Quad Telescopic Pocket Palermo Oak Veneer Door – 4 Panes of Obscure Glass

£2,569.08 from DirectDoors.com

All telescopic pocket cassettes are kerbside delivery only and not in to the home….. doors are delivered separately. T…more



Orion Telescope Collimating Eyepiece

Orion:  Orion Telescope Collimating Eyepiece


£34.99 from Orion Telescopes UK

To get the best images from your Newtonian or Dobsonian reflector telescope, its optics must be in precise alignment. Th…more



Set of Orion SkyQuest XX14 Padded Telescope Cases

Orion:  Set of Orion SkyQuest XX14 Padded Telescope Cases


£290.99 from Orion Telescopes UK

The beauty of a big truss tube Dobsonian telescope is that it can be disassembled into conveniently sized components for…more



Set of Orion SkyQuest XX16g Padded Telescope Cases

Orion:  Set of Orion SkyQuest XX16g Padded Telescope Cases


£379.99 from Orion Telescopes UK

The beauty of a big truss tube Dobsonian telescope is that it can be disassembled into conveniently sized components for…more



Minilite Telescopic Poppy Umbrella

Rembrella Limited:  Minilite Telescopic Poppy Umbrella


£18 from English Heritage – Shop

A striking design of a single red poppy on the cover of a handy 3 stage manual telescopic umbrella with a red weave carr…more



GEORGIAN Shaped Lever On Plate Furniture  - Lever Lock
GEORGIAN Shaped Lever On Plate Furniture – Lever Lock

£24.57 from Lock and Key

GEORGIAN Shaped Lever On Plate Furniture…more


 
Items 1 to 15 of 240498

Comments are closed.