I've been going through my grandfather's old telescopes and have come across a 44 inch refractor made of brass and wood (... mahogany?). It has three lenses, with the primary being approximately 3 inches. It's inscribed Dollond London at the eyepiece.
I'm quite curious about the provenance. My dad was under the impression it was late 19th century but some googling indicates it might be earlier, possibly early 19th century. Has anyone encountered such a telescope before?
Edited by JEntwisle, 28 July 2020 - 03:53 PM.