I am a 17” tall Marine Telescope, originally born in London, 1920 when
nautical telescopes like myself were used on ships to observe distant objects.
I like to be called a pirate telescope because that was the time in history
when pirate ships were not a fantasy but the reality. I have been replicated
many times since the early 18th century, given different looks, changed and
These days I have been called a spyglass, a boat telescope or simply a brass
telescope. One thing is clear – everybody who values history and fine things
loves me as I make a very unique captain’s gift, marine corps gift or simply a
surprise gift to somebody you are having a hard time thinking of what to gift!
I adopt quickly and turn into a cozy home décor or a boat gadget.
I promise that I am not going to disappoint you! I look as good in person as I
look in the pictures. My leather is genuine and soft when you touch me. The
brass metal parts are made to look antique. The engravings I have are sharp and
presentable. I shrink nicely to fit into a 6” leather case when you don’t need
I forgot to mention that my ancestor is John Dollond who is the one that
invented me a long time before I was born. Uncle Dollond was an English
optician who held a patent of the lens that became a game changer in the making
of reading glasses and instruments like me.
Can't wait to meet you!
Material: Solid brass & leather
Finish: Antique brass
Size: 17" extended length, 5.5” compact length
Leather Box: 6” x 2” x 2”