Antique Library Telescope, Terrestrial, Astronomical, Scottish E. Lennie, c.1880
Antique Library Telescope, Terrestrial, Astronomical, Scottish E. Lennie, c.1880
Antique Library Telescope, Terrestrial, Astronomical, Scottish E. Lennie, c.1880
Antique Library Telescope, Terrestrial, Astronomical, Scottish E. Lennie, c.1880
Antique Library Telescope, Terrestrial, Astronomical, Scottish E. Lennie, c.1880
Antique Library Telescope, Terrestrial, Astronomical, Scottish E. Lennie, c.1880
Antique Library Telescope, Terrestrial, Astronomical, Scottish E. Lennie, c.1880
Antique Library Telescope, Terrestrial, Astronomical, Scottish E. Lennie, c.1880
Antique Library Telescope, Terrestrial, Astronomical, Scottish E. Lennie, c.1880
Antique Library Telescope, Terrestrial, Astronomical, Scottish E. Lennie, c.1880
Antique Library Telescope, Terrestrial, Astronomical, Scottish E. Lennie, c.1880
Antique Library Telescope, Terrestrial, Astronomical, Scottish E. Lennie, c.1880
Antique Library Telescope, Terrestrial, Astronomical, Scottish E. Lennie, c.1880

Antique Library Telescope, Terrestrial, Astronomical, Scottish E. Lennie, c.1880

c. 1880 Scotland

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This is an antique library telescope for terrestrial or astronomical use. A Scottish piece from the renowned firm, E. Lennie and dating to circa 1880.

Larger than most presenting a clear, sharp optical performance
Parallel, brass, primary barrel in good order, 101.5cm, 40", fully extended
7cm, 2.75", achromatic doublet objective lens
Rack and pinion, fine focusing wheel
A pair of eye tubes offering different magnifications and a single tinted filter

Engraved 'E. Lennie, Edinburgh' to the collar
Standing upon a robust, table top, tripod of cabriole legs and spade feet
The fitted pitch pine case in good antique order
Original retailers card to the inside of the lid

A super example of a Victorian library telescope that still offers a clear and sharp view.

Dimensions:
Case:
Max Width: 101.5cm (40'')
Max Depth: 24cm (9.5'')
Max Height: 15cm (6'')
Objective Glass Diameter: 7cm (2.75'')
Maximum Drawn Length: 144cm (56.75'')
Height to Parallel on Stand: 50.75cm (20'')

About E. Lennie
E. Lennie, Edinburgh was a Scottish Optician and Instrument Maker
(1840 - 1971)

J. Lennie was founded in 1840 by James Lennie who was a member of the Photographic Society of Scotland and the Edinburgh Photographic Society. The firm were listed periodically as opticians, dealer in hardware, jewellers and perfumer.

The family firm operated originally from 14 Leith Street until 1857 when they moved premises to 46 Princes Street, Edinburgh – opposite the Scott Monument. Here, trading under the name E. Lennie, after Mrs Eliza Lennie who was James' widow, the business is listed as optician, manufacturer of photographic apparatus, eyeglass maker and spectacle maker.

The firm appears to be handed down the generations moving to 5 Castle Street in 1954 and then being incorporated by J Turnbull & Co and moving again to 56 George Street in 1959 until 1971.

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Our Ref: 18.5054
Presented in good antique condition. Waxed, Polished and Ready for the home.
Dimensions
Height 15.00 cm (5.91 inches)
Width 101.50 cm (39.96 inches)
Depth 24.00 cm (9.45 inches)
Stock Code
18.5054
Medium
brass
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