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Binoculars and Telescopes

tabletop telescope
tabletop telescope
walking stick with telescope
walking stick with telescope
spyglass telescope
spyglass telescope
victorian binoculars
Victorian binoculars
queen Anne telescope
queen Anne telescope
binoculars with tripod
binoculars with tripod
telescopes and binoculars

About Telescopes and Binoculars Collection

Telescope The telescope is an intriguing and classic explorers and navigators tool. Essential instruments – A compass, a sextant and a telescope. The telescope consists of a wood barrel holding an objective, a system of lenses. It is protected by brass collars and a decorative brass cap.

To use the telescope, pull out the brass tubes (called drawers in Britain). The smallest tube holds the eye objective. Judiciously push in the smallest end-tube to focus.

Walking stick with telescope - Why Victorians felt compelled to invent weird contraptions like cachepots holding mousetraps or fire alarms in the shape of a stuffed goat head is beyond me. Within the outrageousness of such creations, a telescope mounted on a walking stick deserves the highest praise… Its polished knob fits comfortable in the palm of one’s hand. Rosewood of the finest selection is used for a slender, but eminently sturdy walking stick. A cleverly engineered mechanism allows the telescope to be pulled up and swiveled. Held up by the walking stick this telescope can be aimed and pointed like a monocle. Do not forget to remove the cap. Yes, it magnifies… threefold.

Victorian Binoculars with Tripod - Classic campaign binoculars used by Victorian gentry and Army and Navy to observe while able to take notes and sketch. Sturdy 19th century binoculars on elegant beautifully crafted mini-tripod. Binoculars were a Victorian invention and were much easier to use than the one lens drawn out telescope.

Spyglass telescope - Spyglass telescope made to store away as small as possible this is a marvel of hand tooled telescoping brass tubes. Pull out all the way and focus by adjusting the smallest eye-section. Feel like a sea captain scanning the horizon from a heaving aft-deck. Spyglass telescope covered in leather and has bronze finish.

Pocket sextant - Charming pocket sextant as used by Victorian explorers and surveyors. Intricate and semi-functional, sextant has all the pieces needed to shoot the sun. A sextant defined latitude. A clock longitude. Defining the angle of Sun and Stars with the horizon was an important way to navigate and survey. A beautiful intricate little instrument with an interesting and ancient history

Queen Anne Telescope This telescope is a beauty that once belonged in the realm of Kings and Queens. Queen Anne telescope is lighter in appearance and more graceful looking than more military oriented telescopes dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. Definitely Queen Anne style, easy to appreciate its beauty and detail. Flowing lines and subtly sculptured moldings define a folding tripod taking up minimal space. This telescope will fit nearly anywhere, even taking pride of place on a coffee table. Two pull-out drawers (extensions), a rosewood main body, quality optics, assembled and made in solid admiralty brass. Magnification 8x

Tabletop telescope - Detailed replica of classic campaign style telescope. Tabletop telescope has an adjustable legs, brass accents. Magnifies 10x. Professional decorators love this vintage instrument.

Floor-Stand telescope - This stunning telescope made of instrument quality brass. Telescopes stand made of rich rosewood and has an adjustable legs with solid brass fittings. Magnifies 20x. Sculptural classic decor aspects of this telescope exceed practical value.

Surveyor telescope - Like the sturdy surveyor's instruments from Victorian times… Surveyor telescope has an attractive ebonized wood and brass height adjustable tripod. This telescope handmade by skilled craftsmen and has a separate eye-scope mounted atop. Surveyor telescope made of solid brass and plated in heavy nickel to withstand the elements and keep its shine forever. This 19th century explorers tool now beloved as beautiful and interesting home decor item

 
 
magnifying glasses

magnifying glasses
Small magnifying glasses - You found an unbelievable Tizian sketch in rich sepias, highlighted in white. You examined the faded signature, enlarged… That ancient piece of ikat textile. You always wanted to study the weft, see how the weaver worked. That picture of grandmother in a group of 27 classmates, from 1919. Did she wear earrings? Small magnifiers are tools for the curious of mind. they are practical, authentic, and highly decorative... Magnifying mirrors - The vanity magnifying mirror has traditionally vacillated between the ornamental and practical. Huge and over decorated wall mirrors have been de rigueur for centuries...read more about magnifying glasses >>

telescopes

achieve far sight with telescopes and binoculars
Do you ever dream of being an Old World astronomer like Galileo, gazing at the stars? What about a ship’s captain? Or, perhaps an explorer of new lands? Well, you can’t do any of those things without your trusty telescope, ever at the ready. Our selection of authentic reproduction telescopes and binoculars are sure to magnify your imagination. The invention of the telescope was almost certainly one of humankind’s most significant scientific achievements of the age. The first telescope, which magnified objects by a factor of four, was developed in the Netherlands in the early 1600s by a pair of spectacle makers and an instrument builder, but a patent was never filed....read more telescopes >>

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