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Code 6463
EUR 700.00
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EUR 700.00
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1571754743Code 6463 Antique telescopeLarge brass telescope covered with leather with focus with one extension, English manufacture of the second half of the nineteenth century. Complete with no-dust tongue. Maximum length 84 cm, minimum 63.5 cm, focal diameter 4.5 cm. Very good working condition, complete with custom-made base of wood and brass.

The legend tells that a day in 1608 the son of an optician in Middelburg, Hans Lipperhey, playing with some lenses of his father, put a concave lens near his eye, having in the hand the other convex lens: with his arm stretched to the point of the cathedral’s bell tower, he saw the weather-cock larger and nearer. He showed it to his father and he fixed these lenses on a small board, making easier the observation, creating the first rudimentary instrument for optical approaching. But Lipperhey was unlucky, in fact when he sent in an application to General States of Holland for the patent for this new optical instrument, in a few days some other opticians claimed this invention.

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