Fleet Review Telescope


The brass barrel length is 1 metre and the tripod height adjustable from approximately 110 to 180 centimetres. Time to watch the ships sail past?


The ultimate feature window piece for any home with a nautical setting. In the early 1900s grand clifftop and seaside homes would of course have been considered incomplete without an impressive brass and wooden telescope on the balcony to view the ships sailing past. You can still pick the antique ones up, but they have become very expensive collectors’ pieces. More often than not in the beachside homes you will perhaps occasionally see our reproductions which have been specially made by a former colonial manufacturer who still produces them for his home market. They are of course popular and sought after due to the elegant styling and the fact that this is a functional item, magnifying 25 times with an object lens of 45 mm. Focusing is by finger-tip twist control, from about 40 yeards to infinity. The sheesham wood tripod, which is similar in appearance and feel to teak, has solid brass fittings and is height adjustable on each leg to compensate for uneven surfaces.