Posted 14 August 2013 - 03:33 PM
Posted 09 May 2014 - 01:50 PM
Sometime in 1981 According to Company 7 which ties in with the dates for a change in position given on this page on John Krewalk Jr's site, the Krewalks being the owners of Criterion prior to the sale to the Bushnell division of B&L.
After reading that second link I think I can see why it went out of business so quickly. Mr. Krewalk was a very busy guy. Maybe too busy.
Posted 10 December 2014 - 12:09 PM
Just got a chance to read Gil's piece. Great background information. He's a wonderful asset to the astronomy community.
Posted 07 June 2015 - 09:33 PM
Great article. Can't wait to get my RV-6 restored and so looking forward to first light w/it.
Gil will you sign my pedestal?
Posted 08 June 2015 - 07:37 PM
It is good to see this interest in Criterion. My experiences go back to 551 Church St building and the Krewalk brothers and having free reign to scout out "surplus parts." I suppose this explains my addiction. I have but 2 more RV-6 scopes left( must sell) and a 6" Standard (beefier mount)(NOT selling). Since (I am told) WE need to downsize, I will sell off the RV-6 scopes. My wife does NOT know I also have 2 Dynascope Deluxe babies hidden unclear(luckily one with the pier). I will eventually sell off one of those. Thanks to another worker at Criterion, I ended up with a 8" 8001 SCT. Outstanding scope! But, I smile since my wife reminds me that she "never misses a thing". I guess I can't fool her, can I.
Posted 09 June 2015 - 10:17 AM
That is one very sweet and informative article. I'm glad that you got "your" Dynamax back.
Good for you!