Telescope by James W Queen & Co SOLD


A 3-inch refracting telescope, late19th Century, brass with wood covered barrel. This example is a four draw telescope and yields a 50 power magnification. The rear ocular is equipped with a sliding brass dust cover and lens cap is also included. All brass with original lacquer patina. When compacted, it measures 13 1/4 inch in length; fully extended it reaches an impressive 4 ft. The first draw is hand engraved in script, "James W Queen & Co, Philadelphia, Pa, Superior lenses power 50 times".