A few examples of telescopes and their restoration. Some images are just of the finished telescope.
The latest project was the Balvenie telescope made by Thurstan-Turner and Cruikshank-Inns. It is owned by a Scottish whisky company and is made from parts from an old whisky still. The protective coatings had failed after only three years so the telescope needed to be stripped down, polished and resealed. The photos appear at the bottom of the page. Should you wish to read further about this telescope and similar, please visit: www.thurston-turner.com