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J&A Molteni, Paris, Single draw telescope, +/- 1863, leather and brass

In 1782 the Molteni company was founded in Paris.  Joseph Antoine Blathazar was an Italian maker of optical instruments.
In 1855 his brother Jules Molteni takes over the company and in 1863 together with his nephew Alfred Molteni they started the company J. & A. Molteni specialized in the…

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