An impressive 5-inch W Watson & Sons "Century" refracting astronomical telescope on stand,  English,  early 20th century,
Lot 101W
An impressive 5-inch W Watson & Sons "Century" refracting astronomical telescope on stand, English, early 20th century,
Sold for £8,125 (US$ 13,473) inc. premium
Lot Details
An impressive 5-inch W Watson & Sons "Century" refracting astronomical telescope on stand, English, early 20th century,
signed "Century" W Watson & Sons 313 High Holborn 1129,"Century" W Watson Fitted with 5 inch Watson-Coventry Objective Constructed at The Optical Works High Barnet by W Watson 313 High Holborn London, the tube also boldly engraved "Jupiter" on either side towards the objective, star finder mounted in parallel, supported in a trunnion above tapering column and folding mahogany tripod with altitude and azimuth slow motion adjustment, in original case with six oculars, dew cover and other accessories and copies of Watson catalogues, length of tube 68in (173cm)

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that the lens is a Watson-Conrady, as inscribed on the telescope tube.
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