Mogey, W. American telescope
Lot 12
MOGEY, WILLIAM AND DAVID. A 3-inch refracting telescope, Bayonne, NJ, c.1900,
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MOGEY, WILLIAM AND DAVID.
A 3-inch refracting telescope, Bayonne, NJ, c.1900, signed on the focus knob "W. & D. Mogey | Bayonne, N.J.," brass, with wood tripod base, 1200 mm long, the base 1350 mm high, housed in original wood case, with cap.
Provenance: Harrisburg Natural History Society (engraved plaque on one leg of tripod, probably second half 20th century).

William Mogey began his career in the optics and astronomy industry in 1882 in New York. In 1888, his brother joined the business, and in 1893 they moved to larger premises in Bayonne, where they remained until 1911. The present model is listed in Mogey's 1932 catalogue as "E-130," with a price of $165 (p 18).
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