Despite its World War I origins, this is a real telescope and delivers nice images for its time. 75mm achromatic objective with 3 helical focusing oculars mounted to a knurled brass triple-turret, 15x, 23x, 30x. All done with brass, leather, and black-crackle, in nice restored condition, the optics clean. French "Fournier Paris" manufacturer engraved on turret. About 18" long, straight-thru, porro-prism erecting system; polished brass tripod block; integral brass lens cap, with leather strap. Note the photo shows the lens cap on: the retractable brass dewcap pulls out exposing more brass.
Mounted on the rare TeleVue walnut and brass Executive table top mount. Solid wood forks, with smooth altitude motions (appears to be the Upswing black-anodized integrated fork) and slippery azimuth bearings in its solid wood octagonal base. Brass friction knobs; threaded insert underside allows bolting the fork mount to a floor-length tripod.
Solid wood, dovetailed, finished and laquered, American-made instrument case with carry handle and rubber feet included for storage.
This is a visually stunning telescope and deserves to be under glass on a desktop or display case.
$1200 complete or possible trade for or towards an apochromat or the M715 maksutov. The mount itself was $300 new, and I expect the scope itself is worth several times that, the wood case several hundred. Won't separate. Other photos available.