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#1 sgorton99

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 05:25 PM

I felt I had to see if I could "rescue" these parts for this 10" CAVE. I convinced the seller to strip the parts for me instead of junking the whole thing. His ex-roommate left it and he just wanted it gone. He would not ship the entire scope and mount - nor was I sure I wanted to pay to have it shipped anyway. Well, here we go!

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 05:27 PM

Secondary, focuser, finder brackets.

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 05:28 PM

Cave original finder? This is much bigger than the little one on my 8".

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 05:30 PM

Some EPs - anyone know what that big adjustable thing is on the lower right?

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 05:31 PM

A Galoc and 2 CAVE(?) EPs - 10 and 6.6mm.

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 05:33 PM

Brandon - Hmm, I think I have heard this brand mentioned once or twice...

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 05:34 PM

Mirror - just appears to be dusty.

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 05:58 PM

Cave - F/5

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 05:59 PM

Serial number - M1414

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 06:00 PM

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 06:02 PM

Cell holder

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 06:04 PM

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 06:20 PM

The big eyepiece is most likely a 2" military erfle eyepiece.

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 06:21 PM

Wow Steve, 1959. :bow: That would sure be an excellent scope to restore / rescue. Would be a shame to see any of it trashed.

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 06:23 PM

Cave original finder? This is much bigger than the little one on my 8".

Looks like a Criterion finder.

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 06:59 PM

Cave Orthostars? I haven't found a pic with the numbers on the side like this yet...
Nothing like a flash to show the dust!

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 07:02 PM

Wow Steve, 1959. :bow: That would sure be an excellent scope to restore / rescue. Would be a shame to see any of it trashed.


Where is the rest of it located? Maybe one of the Cave Rescue League members can go get it.

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 07:08 PM

Wow Steve, 1959. :bow: That would sure be an excellent scope to restore / rescue. Would be a shame to see any of it trashed.


Where is the rest of it located? Maybe one of the Cave Rescue League members can go get it.


Central Michigan near Lansing.

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 08:02 PM

At least you saved the optics, that's what most important. Maybe someone will dig the other parts out of the trash and post about it here.

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 09:52 PM

Man, I'd make a road trip! Especially when you price a replacement tube from Parks. And then, there's the mount...

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 09:57 PM

Arrrgh! That really would be a shame if the rest was trashed. Any Cave deserves to be saved but one from 1959 most certainly does.

And early Orthostars with the chrome steel barrels. I think it was John (akman1955) who posted a page from a catalog a while ago that showed Orthostars with printing like these.

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 09:58 PM

Man, I'd make a road trip! Especially when you price a replacement tube from Parks. And then, there's the mount...

-Tim.


I know, I know! But, almost 800 miles round trip and I already have 1 CAVE project in the basement. So, in addition to the time and wear there would be about $100 in gas.

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 10:47 PM

No doubt that's a long drive but it's not snowing yet.

Wasn't it you who's son picked up a scope for you? Send him. :lol:

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 12:47 AM

I won I Won Guess the date.... Pretty close considering the photo of the label.... Those ortho stars are the bomb

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 05:36 AM

No doubt that's a long drive but it's not snowing yet.

Wasn't it you who's son picked up a scope for you? Send him. :lol:


Yes, that was my son who has picked up a few. Unfortunately, he is 200 miles away in the wrong direction!






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