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Top Rated Telescopes

At Historical Emporium, we have been selling authentic period clothing since 2003, with thousands of satisfied customers around the world.

We have sold hundreds of telescopes, and we listen closely to customer feedback to make sure we're delivering on the promise of unique, authentic clothing, world class service, and great prices.

We survey every customer to gauge their opinion of the products they bought, and put together this list of the top-ranked telescopes in our store.

Shop with confidence, knowing that these terrific telescopes have been tested and endorsed by our other customers, and that you will receive five star service along with a great value!


 

#1 Rated Telescope
6 inch Brass Telescope with Leather Trim

 Victorian Steampunk Brassy Bling Brass Telescopes |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Adventurer Pirate Bits Gifts for Him Her Stocking Stuffers

ITEM 000104

$24.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.50/5.00 stars from 6 reviews

Great
Like the binoculars I ordered, this product is as described-- not powerful, but it works. The workmanship on it is excellent. Canadians pay HST on pick up (Canada Post won't deliver if money is owed).
Sep 29, 2013
Nelson
Toronto On
CA
A fun little accessory
Obviously, this isn't meant to be a true "field tool," but it does magnify a little, and looks good as an extra brassy bit for Steampunk or other adventurous outfits. It's very small, which is exactly what I needed. They carry a larger one if desired.
Jun 5, 2013
Michael Garcia
Pe
US
Happy Little Brassy Bit!
This is a clever little item, and it complimented my Steampunk attire quite nicely. I like that it comes with the brass lenscap, and it's a handy size for just about any pocket you want to put it in. While the magnification wasn't much, it is still a nice item. Very well-made piece!
Nov 1, 2012
Roberta L. Gatto
Portland Or
US
Brass in pocket
A perfect bit of flash to add to my costume! It's small enough to fit nicely into a coat pocket where it can casually be pulled out for a little look around. Granted, 2x is not a lot of magnification but, for under $20, it's a great little piece. Seems well made, too.
May 28, 2012
Greg
Napa Ca
US
looking at the stars
It was the perfect gift.
Feb 5, 2012
Lari Hardin
Phoenix Ar
US
Not powerful enough.
If this were to have 10x zoom I would enjoy this more.
Jun 29, 2010
Mike
Woonsocket RI

 

#2 Rated Telescope
6 inch Brass Telescope

 Victorian Steampunk Brassy Bling Brass Telescopes |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Gifts for Her Bits Stocking Stuffers Him Pirates

ITEM 000103

$22.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.33/5.00 stars from 6 reviews

Really works!
I ordered this for my son and it's been a big hit. It's a beautiful, real telescope that really works and seems durable and well made. I had looked at several on Amazon, but most of them had bad reviews or didn't say whether they really worked or if they were just a costume decoration. This one really works as well as looks beautiful and timeless. I also like that the cap fits on nicely so the lens doesn't get scratched when he carries it around in his pocket. Really wonderful product. Thanks!
Jan 26, 2020
Katie
Portland OR
US
Quality & Service
The quality of the Telescope is excellent. Focusing is just a matter of sliding the larger cylinder in & out over the smaller one until you get a nice clear sharp image. My order was shipped next day and received within 3 days. I was very pleased with overall service.
May 18, 2013
David
Tucson Az
US
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This product looks great and is really durable. My only complaint is that it's only x2 magnification, but I knew that when I bought it.
Aug 26, 2012
Anonymous

Great!
Excellent prop, small and perfect to carry on a belt!
Feb 24, 2012
M Paris
Montreal Qu
CA
This is a ok item
This product is pretty neat. I like the fact that it pulls out into a longer telescope but also it is hard trying to figure out how to focus it. to me figuring it out was half the fun.
Nov 10, 2011
wierd guy
Baltimore MD
Brass Telescope
It really works! It's pretty cool!
Jun 29, 2010
Oliver


 

#3 Rated Telescope
Miniature Brass Telescope

 Victorian Brassy Bling Brass Telescopes Keychains |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Gifts for Him Her Stocking Stuffers

ITEM 002466

$4.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.25/5.00 stars from 16 reviews

Sharp looking accessory
Sharp looking piece. Collapses into the largest section, to be more compact. Don't expect it to be real "functional" (doesn't magnify much) but looked fabulous hanging from a brass chain (not included) from my Steampunk "utility belt"!
Jun 17, 2015
ArizonaJan
Tucson Ar
US
Cute Acessory
This item is a cute accessory to have hanging from your steampunk attire. Not very functional so more of a cosmetic piece.
Nov 24, 2014
ClownKiller
Charlotte No
US
Cute
this is a really cute little item and added a great touch to the outfit.
Mar 21, 2014
Louise
Mississauga On
CA
Awesome
Smallest telescope ever! This product is great fun - it does actually work as a telescope, looks cool, and is as described.
Nov 1, 2013
Bryce
Vancouver
CA
Mini Telescope
Bought this item to attach to my husband's Steampunk utility belt, but I misread the description. The telescope is too small to serve the purpose that it was purchased for, however, it is a pretty little item. I have used it as an interesting part of his hat decoration instead of the purpose we intended.
May 28, 2013
April
Ge
US
love it
The items we ordered were here very quickly and very affordable. They look like the real thing, and we will be shopping at the store again
Dec 15, 2012
LaVonne Puha
Lahaina Ha
US
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sticks when trying to extend
May 25, 2012
Anonymous

Mini telescope
This is a fun pocket piece! It is solid brass and does magnify slightly. But it is not for any real use. This is a fun piece to pull out to accent a joke or amuse friends with. So it's exactly as advertised and is fine for what it is meant to be... just don't expect more than you are paying for.
Feb 24, 2012
Bruce Giard
Rye Ne
US
Awesome!
this was a huge hit for my brother for his christmas gift he spent all day spying on people from across the room. it works well and is very sturdy. I am very happy with it and so is my brother :)
Jan 5, 2012
Arie
canada
Too Little
It Works but it.' s too small for me.
Oct 31, 2011
Old hatchet

Beautiful
Utterly, utterly beautiful little telescope.I've already added it to my chatelaine and had to fight off some other steampunks who want it.
Oct 20, 2011
Chrystal
Wales
Good workmanship in miniature
Low magnification - probably inevitable, given its size - but otherwise a perfectly functional, miniature telescope, very well made in solid brass with no cheap synthetic materials.
Sep 1, 2011
EdwardM
Newcastle Au
long on looks
The info is right about 2X magnification. I used this as a costume piece and it worked great. It is a handsome bit of brass, and does the job on what it can reach.
Jan 19, 2011
jilly
California
I'm brassy! Gotta love me!
This is a great addition to my pocket full of brassy bits. I haven't even tested the functionality but it's perfect for my Doctor Who outfit since he seems to be able to produce a rather large telescope at any given time. In costume, I'll pull out my big one and my accomplice with make off with it. Then I pull this from my pocket and hold it delicately like a sissy with my pinky up.
Dec 9, 2010
Brent
Central Florida
fun wee toy
great as a small gift, or mounted on a prediod model revolver as an ranging odd site :-)
Jun 29, 2010
biggles
Wellington Ne

 

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