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Solid Brass Telescope on Stand 17"
The Hampton Nautical Solid 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.
Dimensions: 10" L x 8" W x 17" H
Fully functional solid brass telescope
High quality glass lens with adjustable focus
Rests on adjustable brasstripod 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.
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Formaldehyde, and Styrene, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, and Chromium and Toluene, which are known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
Aside from aiding in navigation and mapping, in times of war or piracy antique telescopes were also an essential tool. Used by navies to spot enemy vessels, the telescope brass spyglass allowed commanders to formulate plans of attack well before the ships were in range of one another. Giving orders to his crew, the captain was often able to utilize the telescope spyglass in range-finding for his cannons and other artillery, making firearms aboard ship much more accurate. Along with the added advantages to offense in war, the sturdy telescope brass spyglass also made signal flag communication possible and practical. Prior to its use, reading signals was often extremely difficult at distance, especially when battles began and smoke and fire filled the air, often leading to incorrect messages and orders to be announced. With the use of telescope brass spyglasses orders were understood clearer and strategy became more concise at sea. With these important advancements in sailing, the telescope came to stand symbolically for adventure and discovery, as well as power, as the earliest nautical telescopes were so expensive that only ship’s captains were privileged enough to own them.