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Antique Bausch and Lomb 80mm Refractor Set Offer Pending

Price - $950.00

Ad Number: 246453

Posted: 03 Mar 2021

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Up for sale is my amazing Bausch and Lomb 80mm Observation Telescope. It is an F15 Achromat. Looks to date from about 1929.

The good:

Lens is spectacular. This is by far the best 3” achro I have ever used. Even with the porro prism. Mount works as intended and is a pleasure to use. The only missing item is the sun filter. Focuser is extremely smooth. Brass construction, it is very heavy. Includes original sales booklet!

The not as good:

Tube has numerous gouges to the enamel. Lens has a little dust, I will not nor ever have cleaned it, just not necessary. Box has cracks. Tripod hub was repaired with screws. Hub is working perfectly and very robust.

So, here is your chance to own an almost 100 year old American made telescope from one of the leading makers! B and L learned how to make the best lenses from the master optical specialists at Zeiss, and it shows! Includes case, three eyepieces, ray filter, tripod, original tripod chain (not shown, rusty), new chain. Original dust cap is missing (I improvised one).

Asking $950 picked up. I absolutely will not ship this. I can meet you in Northern NJ or outside of Atlantic City, NJ. Thanks for looking!!


  • Condition Good
  • Location New Jersey

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