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#76 youngamateur42

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 03:33 PM

Love my RV-6, waaaaay more stable that a tripod, wish they still made pier mounts. Also hands down the best 6 inch glass I've ever looked through. Wouldn't trade it for the world!

#77 DocFinance

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 01:31 PM

Nice article!

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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.

James


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.

#79 deepwoods1

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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. 



#80 SDStargazer

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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?  :)



#81 Starsareus

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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. 



#82 ed_turco

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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!

 

 

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