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Officer of the Watch telescope- draw tube inscription
This achromatic telescope has a leather-covered barrel with an inset panel showing the flags and pennants of the signal code for 1853-59. The single draw tube and the other fittings, which include a pivoted eyepiece cover and a sliding sunshade, are made of silvered-brass. Telescopes like this were commonly used in the 19th century for making general observations from the deck of a ship, including reading signals from other ships.
- Image reference: F4516-003
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London