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About the object

A brass 3 ½" refactor telescope by Utzschneider & Fraunhofer of Munich, circa 1825.

With rack and pinion focusing, two eyepieces and star finder-scope.

Rack and pinion motion for the altitude, and shaft driven key for slow motion in the azimuth.

Mounted on a weighted library tripod, with folding feet.

Signed: Utzschneider u. Fraunhofer in München

Utzschneider & Fraunhofer of Munich was a partnership (1824-26) between Joseph von Utzschneider (1763-1840) & Joseph Fraunhofer (1787-1826) in Munich, Germany


Length in photograph: 168 cm - 66 inches.