Our good friend Bill Hunt is quite a noble gent and is opening his house to a relative in need. But as many of us know, that means clearing out the guest room (aka) the telescope storage area so some of his scopes had to go. I responded to the call and now have less room in my former garage.
When I first looked at this old Monolux there were a couple of things that stood out different from most other scopes. Finally, I took a second look at the focuser label and realized it wasn't a Towa, Astro Optical or APL. It was was a H.O.C. Hino Optical Company. My first one!
Caveman has one. Here's the link to his earlier thread:
Caveman's HOC refractor
My newly acquired scope is pretty much the same as his. Except mine bears the Monolux name and I don't have the japanese writing under the finderscope - just numbers.
Well here's some pictures!
First the 4 foot long box makes it's initial entry into the living room!