This is a very fine early 20th century three draw telescope with sunshade. It is signed W. Ottway & Co. and dated 1912, weighing almost 3 lbs. It has the slide lens cover over the eyepiece and is in excellent condition. W. Ottway & Co was established in 1640 at Orion Works, Ealing in London. They became established opticians and by the late 1800s were manufacturing a wide range of different scientific instruments. According to Ottway's catalogue, in 1899 they were manufacturers of Naval and Military telescopes as well as other optical equipment.
Item ID: A-835
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