16 December 2005
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AN ENGLISH LACQUERED BRASS TELESCOPE ON LATER WALNUT STAND
THE TELESCOPE SIGNED 'W & S JONES, 30 HOLBORN, LONDON', FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY
With retractable barrel with sighting, the stand with triangular rest and turned legs, surrounded by cast-iron X-form supports, on later turned stand
65 in. (165 cm.) high, overall, 54 in. (137 cm.) long, the tube; 46 in. (117 cm.) high, the base
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London instrument makers, William (d. 1831) and Samuel (d. 1859) Jones worked at 135 Holborn from 1792 to 1800. They are listed at 30 Holborn from 1800 to 1860.
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