Vintage Brass Telescopes, Orreries and other Odd and Curious Devices

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About the Van Cort Gallery

Van Cort Instruments worked for many years building new and repairing old telescopes and other science instruments. Erik Van Cort founded this company in 1979 in Holyoke, MA. With 125 people, we built telescopes, kaleidoscopes and odd and curious devises of brass, wood, ivory, silver, and all sorts of optical components. Our customers included the Smithsonian in D.C., Colonial Williamsburg, Monticello, Mount Vernon, and hundreds of museum & retail stores world wide.

Today our focus is on repairing and selling vintage instruments and specifically telescopes of past ages. We welcome all inquires regarding your damaged instruments.

Limited Editions

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Repairs, Tune Ups and More

We welcome all inquires regarding your damaged instruments.

Vintage Instruments

Restored to their original condition,
a limited amount of vintage restorations
are available for sale through the Van Cort Gallery.

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