Item sold on 2018-04-12 - Shipped on 2018-04-12
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A spyglass or four section telescope is signed "Ronchetti, Manchester," and dates from the early to mid 1800's. Three brass sections slide into a mahogany tube, which has wear and a carved monogram. A sliding cover protects the eye piece. This antique instrument was hand crafted in England and works very well at amazing distances.
Baptist Ronchetti came to Manchester from northern Italy in about 1790 and set up a barometer business. Later, he sold optical and mathematical instruments. In about 1842, he opened a chemical works in Clayton, Manchester, leaving his sons, John Baptist and Joshua, to take over the scientific instrument business, which they sold in 1851.
Size is 1 1/2" diameter and just under 6" closed, extending to over 16" when extended.
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