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#51 gelkin

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 11:50 AM

Thats right. :grin: And in excellent condition as well. Looks barely used at all. Check out those special made wing nuts. This identical accessory complete with uniclamps is shown in both the 1956 and 1970 catalog. Both list it at 12.75. What no inflation? :lol: :tonofbricks:

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 12:51 PM

Wow. That is sooooo cool Gerald. Those are so hard to find. Very neat indeed!

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 04:08 PM

Congrats !!

Nice scope :cool:

Looking forward to your observing report.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 04:15 PM

nice toys Gerald. I had one with all those goodies, but it was a 128. Hmmm. come to think of it I still have it :foreheadslap:

Very nice scope you have there.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 04:18 PM

I think you have a 153 box. but a latter scope. I do not think the early 1950 scopes had plastic focuser knobs. I could be wrong. If I am, it is the last time I am allowed to be wrong this year.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 04:57 PM

:question: What is a 153 box :question:

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 06:14 PM

You know what I mean. :bangbangbang: :bangbangbang:

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 06:15 PM

However, the tripod and mount look like the early 1950's

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 06:19 PM

Sorry Gerald. Looking at all those boxes that have been put up got me confused :slap: :slap:

Your boxes and scope look like they all belong together.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 06:20 PM

I need a drink

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 06:58 PM

Sorry Gerald. Looking at all those boxes that have put up got me confused :slap: :slap:

Your boxes and scope look like they all belong together.

Once again
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Thank you. :confused: Thought for a second there i was going to have to debate / defend what i'm sure is an all original package. :foreheadslap: :lol: I'll toast to that. :lol:

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 07:18 PM

Well, now I take a closer look. Maybe I better not say anything.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:58 PM

I looked closely at mine again. Same boxes, same gold letter eyepieces, white cover w red letters, all straight lettering 60mm 900mm. I have your twin!
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:50 PM

Nice Brian. You have any date info on yours? I really think very early 60's for sure.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:28 AM

I have that version also. Everything except the mount box.
Also, have that version with metal knobs on the focuser and mount. These are nice scopes. Gerald, I was only teasing in my previous post. Sorry. Happy New Year to all

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 02:27 PM

No, mine made the trip down here from Mich where it was stored in an attic for a number of years. No paperwork at all, that is why I am trying to find a year range based on the box style.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:24 AM

Brian
I recently found an ad in Sky and Tele from Nov 1959 showing a photo with a 114 set up like ours. Black knobs on the focuser and mount controls, metal wing nuts. Earlier ads always show metal knobs on the focuser and mount controls. I think we could call it 1959 or 1960. By Dec of 1961 the ads start showing plastic thumb screws on the mount. pm me if you want a scan.

In another interesting dating issue, Oct of 1961 there is an ad announcing the synchrous clock drive. This issue did not offer pricing on scopes w/drives. In the Nov 1961 issue they did start pricing for this option designating 128C,142C, etc.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:31 AM

:)also all attaching screw are straight head on earlier models..newer ones have phillips

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 02:16 PM

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I wish mine looked like that. No threads, no slots to turn on. It sure looks to me like it was pressed in. And mine is a double cross hair.


Gerald, I just looked at my finder scope eyepiece, mine has double cross hairs, the top eye end unscrews, but the bottom
is held in with a black ring, but the ring has no notches, I cant tell for sure if there`s threads or not.
The cross hairs are also inside the eyepiece.

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