Original British Named Officer's Two Draw Brass Telescope marked to King’s Shropshire Infantry c.1895
Original Item: One of a Kind. We received this out of long time storage in our large Optic's buy of 2017 in England. This is a very nice ALL BRASS two drawer telescope, which features an extending front sun shield with a shutter, and has a shutter on the eyepiece as well. It measures 16" closed and opens to 39" when fully extended with the sunshield. Appears to be good working order but could be improved with a good cleaning. It is maker marked by the eyepiece:
Harris & Son.
Day or night.
It is also engraved with a decorative panel, where the name of the owner is written:
Col. W.C. Wright.
KING'S SHROP’E LIGHT INF’Y
Of Colonel Wright we unfortunately have found no information, however the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry Regiment is definitely something we know about. It was created in the CHILDER'S Reforms of 1881, and was immediately sent to join the EGYPT Campaign. This was followed by MALTA and then onto the SUDAN in the 1890's, clearly seeing plenty of action.
Some slight bruising to the front optic ring however very presentable. The telescope gives a nice image and focuses correctly.
Ready to display!
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