Tue, 24th Nov 2020 10:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Venerable)

 
  Lot 178
 

A 1½IN. SINGLE DRAW ACHROMATIC MARINE TELESCOPE BY NATHANIEL WORTHINGTON, LONDON, CIRCA 1845

Sold for £270


Condition report

Optics very good; original leather covering has shrunk slightly and is lightly scuffed overall commensurate with use and age.

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A 1½IN. SINGLE DRAW ACHROMATIC MARINE TELESCOPE BY NATHANIEL WORTHINGTON, LONDON, CIRCA 1845

the leather-covered tapering wooden tube with doublet lens and lens cap, signed by the eye-piece Worthington London and inscribed on brass cuff R. G. Tufnell (missing eyecup) -- 25¾in. (65.5cm.) closed

Lt Robert George Tufnell R.N. entered the Royal Navy as a Mate in 1846, was appointed Lieutenant on 14th October 1847 -- when he probably purchased this telescope; he made Commander 1858, retired a Captain in 1873 and died in 1901. Nathaniel Worthington was an optician who worked from 196 Piccadilly between 1835 and 1851 had previously been in partnership with James Allan (1821-34) and supplied a similar instrument to Capt. Frederick Marryat.

Auction: Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Venerable), Tue, 24th Nov 2020

Mercantile : 1-98

Naval : 101-179

Instruments : 181-295

Printed catalogues available at £20 (+P&P)

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