Large Civil War Period Naval Telescope


Civil War Period Naval Telescope – This telescope is maker-marked: Lewis Woolf

35 South Castle St., Liverpool”. Research indicates that Woolf made optical instruments at this Liverpool address, starting in the 1840s. The telescope has seen some use, with some dings on the brass tubing. It retains its eyepiece lens cover, but is missing the larger, objective lens cover. The leather covering is complete, although the joining seams have separated from age shrinkage. The telescope’s optics are fine. This is a solid example of a definitively period, Civil War telescope.

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