Victorian Marine Brass Telescope
Very Steampunk esq, the brass barrel of the telescope is leather bound with beautiful scroll work patterns and stitched with thick black thread up one side. Pulls out to a length of a impressive 48 cm with spectacular magnification. Comes in a wooden box with glass lid giving telescope history on the lid.
Although a Dutch Optician probably designed the first telescope. It was Galileo who turned it rigorously on the heaven in the early 17th Century. Galileo used a refracting telescope (top) with a convex lens at the front and a con ve lens at the viewing end. The 18th century refracting telescope (middle) produced images that were blurred because the difference indexes of its combined lenses. The bottom scope is a refracting Telescope. which used two mirrors and an eye piece lens a setup that eliminates the problems of long viewing lubes and colour distortion. The Victorian Marine Telescope is modified for best viewing