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Life saving Presentation Award

CASED SPYGLASS AWARDED TO THE FIRST MATE OF A BALTIMORE SHIP. Two-draw telescope with engraved inscription on draw tube "Presented by the British Government/to/Mr. Thomas Stocker/first mate of the American Ship "Ann E. Hooper"/of Baltimore in acknowledgment of his gallant/conduct in assisting to save the lives of the/Master and survivors of the Crew of the Barque/"Ouzel Galley" of Dublin on the 4th April 1859". Also signed by famous makers "Troughton & Simms/London". All german silver fittings and a leather cover on the tapered barrel. Length closed 26 1/2" extending to 37". Sliding cover for the eyepiece and a removable cap for objective lens. Original, dovetailed, mahogany case with an inset german silver plaque that is beautifully engraved with recipients name "Thomas M. Stocker". Condition overall excellent noting the leather covering on the barrel was restored a long time ago. Have a copy of an article published in the May 7, 1859 "Baltimore Sun" that describes the incident and specifically mentions Stocker. 

Sales price: $3,985.00

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