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Pocket size Antique Civil War era Three-draw Telescope, circa 1860-1880.
Brass three draw telescope with braided black horse hair wrapped main tube and 1" objective lens. The horse hair wrapping remains in good original condition and retains a wonderful old patina. Unsigned, but most likely French or English made. Length closed: 5 3/4" Length extended: 16 1/2". Sharp, clear optics.
Dealers of nautical antiques and collectibles, marine art, lamps, lighting, ship salvage and hardware, Skipjack sells quality nautical furniture and furnishings, marine instruments, model boats, nautical gifts and decor. Skipjack’s Marine Art Gallery features marine paintings, sculptures, ship models and folk art featuring mermaids, whales, fish and fowl.
Please visit our online store again soon or if in the Hampton Roads (Tidewater) coastal region of Virginia, visit our marine gallery in historic Olde Towne Portsmouth. We're just a short distance from Virginia Beach, Colonial Williamsburg and the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and just across the river from downtown Norfolk. By boat, we're located at mile marker "0" of the Atlantic Intra-coastal Waterway!