I good friend Al Webber passed away a few months ago. Al was 104 and an amazing guy.He did thousands of occultation timings for the IOTA over his life time. He was still driving at 99 ! I meet Al when I was 11 and just got in amateur astronomy. Al was then President of Delaware Astronomical Society which meets at Mt Cuba Observatory in Greenville Delaware. Each June Al would have a picnic and star party at his farm house which was built in mid 1700's. Al had a small observatory out back that housed a 10" f/6 Cave. The family contacted me about the scope and now I have it. My plans are to fully restore it and donate to Mt Cuba Observatory in Al's name.
The observatory and scope hadn't been used in number of years and the properity was sold so I had to get the scope out as quickly as possible. I had to leave the pier behind since the bolts holding it the footing were under the floor. So if anyone has set of legs they want to sell please PM me.
The scope is in OK shape. Just the typical rust on the shafts and peeling paint. The tube was sealed with PVC caps which kept the mice out so the mirror is in good shape. I'll test it soon a post the results.
Here are a couple of pictures of the scope.