Original U.S. Civil War Circa 1861 Officer Telescope- Named to Colonel Roberts of the Maine Volunteer Infantry

Item Description

Original item: One-of-a-kind. This is not only massive it is also just wonderful! Made and signed by: JAMES W. QUEEN & CO, PHILADELPIA and marked: "Superior Lenses Power 50 times"

Measuring a huge 47" when the five barrels are fully drawn and reducing to just 13" when collapsed. Full veneered wood barrel with high quality brass mounts. Optically just fabulous with amazing magnification, ideal for use at sea or perhaps a Commander who likes to "stand well back"?

James W. Queen & Co. was in business in Philadelphia from 1855 and supplied mostly laboratory instruments but also very fine high quality telescopes.

The Owner's name engraved around main brass collar as follows:

"Colonel Charles W. Roberts, 2nd Regiment Maine Volunteer Infantry"

A top quality U.S. Civil War Officer's Private Purchase Telescope with a traceable production and military provenience. Optics are offered in functioning very good condition!

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