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Early A. Bardou 4" Table mount refractor

Last weekend found in a French castle this A. Bardou 4" table mount telescope.
It has the old, small stamp and an unusual tube ring with 2 large screws.

The lens is in fair condition and needs to be cleaned. According to the owner it was bought in the mid 19th century.
The tube needs to be cleaned.  I want polish it. Just clean it.



What makes this find more interesting is the case with the accessories.  A large number of eyepieces, filters, draw tubes, zenith prism, diaphragms, finder scope and a spectroscope.

It also has the typical elevation and locking strut.

Unfortunately the small brass screws to attach it are missing.

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