Late 18th Century Marine Telescope – A. Ross Optics
A Leather covered , mahogany and brass marine telescope by George Willson , London.
Signed on the flat eye piece back plate Willson London, with the superb edition of it also being signed on the lens by A.Ross , the founder of the famous Ross of London.
Gently tapering single drawer wooden tube with stitched leather covering. No lens cap.
Andrew Ross founded his company in 1830, from 1840 he began producing camera lenses signed A. Ross. During Andrew Ross’s lifetime, the company was one of the foremost lens manufacturers. George Willson worked alone between 1798 – 1802 before forming a partnership with George Dixey.
Super marine collectable, good optics , clear lens.
Open : 84.5cm length
Closed : 65cm length
4cm Dia lens
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