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#1 Rich (RLTYS)

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 06:35 AM

This is a continuation of the previous thread. I’m locking the older thread but will keep it on for a couple of days.

A few reminders :

1) do not post your own ads or the ads of your friends. This is considered sale promotion in the open forums and this is a violation of the CN TOS. Please post such ads in the S&S forum or the CNC.

2) do not post photos from ads unless you have the permission of the person who took the photo. If you must have some reference to the photo in the post, then post a link to the photo, not the photo itself.

3) do not post the entire ad text (or large blocks of it) without permission from the author.

4) try to concentrate on the item for sale and not the seller.

5) Buyer beware - there are some scams floating around, so do your homework before responding to any ad.

6) CN is in no way responsible for the content of these linked ads.

Best regards and clear skies.
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#2 Brian Risley

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 07:52 AM

James, in response, yes I did check. No fake login when I went to report it.
(I also don't allow a lot to run in my browser, noscript is active for example)
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#3 AllanDystrup

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 08:13 AM

starman876: I think Zeiss had an E lens. I think I saw an earlier post stating that is not that good for astronomy, but good for land use.


ZEISS Objectives :
A: 1899 - air spaced doublet, semiapo
B: triplet apo (APQ)
AS:1926 - doublet air spaced (Sonnefeld Astro-Special): semiapo
E: doublet classic air spaced Fraunhofer achro; f:15 to correct chromatic aberration
C: doublet cemented Fraunhofer achro f:8-f:13 (most Telementors)

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#4 terraclarke

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 02:33 PM

Nice Zeiss 80x840 AS semi-apo objective lens on eBay:

http://www.ebay.com/...Astro-Specia...

And a little 50x540 objective as well:

http://www.ebay.com/...Dia-x-540mm-...
 

#5 Masvingo

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 03:29 PM

antique brass astrological telescope :bangbangbang:
 

#6 Masvingo

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 03:34 PM

astronomical telescope
 

#7 tim53

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 04:11 PM

antique brass astrological te... :bangbangbang:


Nice looking scope. i doubt its older than 20th century though.

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#8 Masvingo

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 04:48 PM

Yes, I'm not sure what to make of it. The plate on the case gives a name of 'Clarkson's Optical Stores' at 388 High Holburn but whilst I can find some mention of either Clarkson's Optical Stores or Clarkson's Secondhand Optical Stores on the interweb the address is always given as 338 High Holburn :question:

eg here or here or here

It seems from this notice in the London Gazette from 1909 that Clarkson's originated from the Clarkson side of the partnership of Broadhurst, Clarkson and Towns. According to this site, when Broadhurst and Clarkson fell out with each other, Broadhurst moved to 63 Farringdon Road, EC1, naming the building Telescope House but trading as "Broadhurst Clarkson & Co. as Clarkson had a top reputation and Broadhurst wished to trade on it, as well as wishing to annoy Clarkson.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 07:35 PM

http://www.cloudynig...p?product=77935
 

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 04:22 PM

What the??
http://www.ebay.com/...96411663?pt=...
 

#11 Dave M

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 04:33 PM

Whatever you do, Don't! cut the wrong wire :dabomb: :lol:

I think that rubber band across the fan is some high tech fan vibration suppression system. :grin:
 

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 05:32 PM

At least he's not asking $4000.
 

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 06:42 PM

At least he's not asking $4000.


It would be better if he wasn't asking $1000.
 

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 07:12 PM

I would ask him to give ME $1000.
 

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 08:10 PM

What the??
http://www.ebay.com/...96411663?pt=...


It's an old Coulter. Very representative of the early dob years. It's at least as much of a classic as most of the telescopes I see mentioned here.
 

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 08:18 PM

I was referring to the wiring.
 

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 08:39 PM

Looks like an interesting buy in southern VA. Refractor for 10 bucks.
 

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 08:49 PM

A little road trip for you Gerald :grin:
 

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 08:51 PM

looks like a tasco 10TE
 

#20 Ron500E

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 08:55 PM

http://rockford.crai...3640523056.html

Price seems a bit high but what do I know...

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 09:08 PM

It's an old Coulter. Very representative of the early dob years.


It's a BUTCHERED old Coulter. Old? Yes. Representative? Not in its current form. Collectible? Depends on what you're collecting.
 

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 05:15 AM

Whatever you do, Don't! cut the wrong wire :dabomb: :lol:

I think that rubber band across the fan is some high tech fan vibration suppression system. :grin:


Along similar lines, try checking luggage with one of these "Vintage Industrial Military Telescope Cases..."

Telescope cases on Los Angeles Craigslist

Hint: I'm referring to the first case with this logo on it:

logo

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 07:21 AM

But on the plus side the case will show up easily in the dark! :grin:
 

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 07:41 AM

But on the plus side the case will show up easily in the dark! :grin:


:lol: :lol: :lol:
 

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 09:06 AM

Look on the bright side, after owning it a few months you might not have to pay for any more hair cuts :lol:
 






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