Emil Busch - AG Rathenow
Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:35 PM
Ill post a better picture
In a little while.
Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:28 AM
about not being home but now that we are back i can say
how we bought this.
this popped up on the auction site last minute in Pa.
so patsy and i jumped in the car (She Drove) and
drove through constant snowstorms through 3 states.
a normal 7 hour drive took us over 10.
we called auctioneer and he agreed to hold off auctioning
telescope till we arrived.
patsy never did a lot of expressway driving and it was
very stressful for her.
we arrived at auction and registered and within 10
minutes they auctioned this telescope and only 2 of us
well i arrived bid , paid and left within 20 minutes.
as patsy does vintage and Victorian jewelry we
spent the whole weekend antiquing and shopping the Reading,
Harrisburg PA. area.
we ended up driving 1300 miles this past weekend.
4 tanks of gas and 2 nights in a comfort in plus auction
price, was it worth it...i have not seen but one other busch
telescope in these forums that i can recall so i think
i don't know the value of this one but i think it should
be comparable or slightly less than a 3" Zeiss telescope.
so few of these out there but i am still learning about
it has some dings in tube and someone glassed a strap on
mounting bar but i think it was used a lot and that tells me
optics are likely to be very good.
not bad for a 90 - 100 year old telescope.
Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:39 AM
Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:05 AM
i thought it might be a prop for tube but cant figure
no spot in the case for it though.
Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:05 AM
the cane belongs not to the telescope. The Tripod is original. It is typical for these Preis-Fernrohre from Emil Busch. The optics of his telescopes are really good and are nearly the same as Zeiss.
(who owned a Busch Preis-Fernrohr a few years ago)