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3 3/6" refractor telescope.

Astronomical equipment, telescope, 3 3/6" refractor, metal / glass, maker unknown, used at Sydney Observatory, Sydney, Australia, 1874-1890 A 3 3/6" refractor telescope with a tube made from metal. The tube is dented in places and has two screw holes in one side of it. Two screws with washers fit into the screw holes. There is a lens with a brass surround in one end of the tube and a brass eyepiece at the opposite end. The eyepiece can be unscrewed into three pieces, an eyepiece, an aperture, and a lens.

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