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Floor Standing Brass Telescope on Stand 17" - Leather
The Hampton Nautical Brass Telescope on Stand 17” is a true nautical gem that is both fully functional and beautifully decorative, adding a warm seafaring shine to any room it graces. The stand has an adjustable knob to change and hold a specific direction. Focusing is accomplished by adjusting the eyepiece ring on the telescope tube, with up to 10x magnification, and a solid brass cap is included to protect the lens when not in use.
The brass tripod stand features smooth, polished round legs, each with solid brass fittings and a screw release to let you adjust the height.
Dimensions: 10" L x 8" W x 17" H
- 10x magnification
- Fully functional solid brass leather-wrapped telescope
- High quality glass lens with adjustable focus
- Rests on adjustable brass tripod with solid brass fittings
- Custom engraving/photo etching available: Logos, pictures or slogans can be easily put on any item. Typical minimum custom order is 100+ pieces. Minimum lead-time to produce and engrave is 4+ weeks.
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