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The "Elliott" Broadhurst Clarkson & Fuller Presentation Telescope

The "Elliott" Broadhurst Clarkson & Fuller Presentation Telescope

Aperture: 3" 75mm

Focal Length: 48" (1200mm)

Eyepiece: Terrestrial - Erecting

Magnification: 48x

Finder: Brass (Non-Erecting) with cross hairs

Focussing: Integral Rack & Pinion, Single hand wheel control

Mount: Altazimuth on Taper pillar, all brass construction

Tripod: Mahogany

Ernest J Elliot “Ernie” was senior craftsman at the firm of Broadhurst & Clarkson for over 50 years. Each classic instrument was hand crafted from scratch on the premises. Ernie would even grind and trim lenses to fit cells. He spent most of his time in the later years restoring and repairing instruments for auction houses and top London antique dealers.

Tubes were rolled and drawn from flat sheet Brass, dressed and finished in the traditional method using the original drawbench. Ernie’s real passion was not actually telescopes. He loved antique microscopes.

Few could claim to match Ernie’s skill and experience in telescope making. He retired in 1992 and made a one-off batch of 20 75mm f16 brass refractors as a commemorative piece to mark his retirement. These were really quite special and featured very high quality Carton lenses from Japan

Estimated at £1,500 - £2,000


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