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Original British Victorian Era Named Telescope with Memorial Inscription Circa 1845-1855 has a rating of 5.0 stars based on 1 reviews.
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Original British Victorian Era Named Telescope with Memorial Inscription Circa 1845-1855

Regular price $395.00

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Original Items: Only One Available. This is the sort of thing that really does bring a tear to the eye. A fine early Victorian era Telescope named to:

Captain Sweton Grant
24th Regiment

 with another inscription below stating:-

A Souvenir of his Son
from 
Major General Grant, R.A.
to
Lieut. Colonel R.F. Crawford R.A.

 

Clearly in remembrance of his deceased Son who it turns out died of Fever. Lt. Col. Crawford was most likely his superior officer, and Maj. General Grant gave it as a token of appreciation, as well as a way for an officer to remember a valued subordinate.

The telescope is maker marked by the eye piece:

THOs. HARRIS & SON
Opticians to the Royal Family
No.52. Gt. Russell St., Bloomsbury,
London

This lovely 2 draw telescope measures 24 1/2" when fully extended reducing to just 9 1/2" when fully closed. Constructed of Nickel Plated brass, or possibly solid Nickel Silver, with a fine leather covering to the Barrel.

In great working order and condition Circa 1845-1855.

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