TELESCOPE - Nautical - Early s Quartermaster X - Line Wr
Refurbished German Single Draw Power Quartermaster s Telescope. Spyglasses of this type were designed and built to be used by the quartermaster detailed to steer the ship. Based on the design the materials used and the exceptional quality it was likely built in the early s by G. HECHEKMANN based in Hamburg. Closed it measures while fully exded measures (including the Sunshade and Draw Tube exded) and has a aperture (object end). It appears that the entire scope is made of brass and the tapered main tube has been line wrapped sometime in the past. The draw tube is signed G. HECHEKMANN NACHF. HAMBURG . NACHF is the German abbreviation for Nachfolger which translates to Successor . Included is the original brass object lens cover but the soldered center plate is missing. The telescope does not show any material damage but does have a small bull s-eye and discolored spot near edge of the object lens which does not seem to affect the clear view. This nautical artifact is a rare and functional piece of international maritime history. Additional Nautical Items Available - Please Call Cliff (at) -- For More Info. Pictures and contact info on Advertigo website.
January 26 2019 on Advertigo