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#1 mustgobigger

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 04:58 PM

back in 2009 i found a older unitron 140 mount with a 360
degree worm gear on the base.
it was in terrible condition when i bought it but it cleaned up well.
still trying to figure the date on that one....must have been early 50's as i still have not seen another.
has anyone seen or does anyone have one of these rare unitron 140 mounts.
notice the worm gear on the base...it dosent run out
of travel like 99.9% og the others i have seen.
here is a before and after picture.

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 04:59 PM

here is after and you can see worm better

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 05:45 PM

The 1956 Unitron catalog I have a pdf of appears to have the same type of mount for the 140.

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 05:46 PM

Beautiful work Brian
Absolutely beautiful

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 05:53 PM

Really nice restoration Brian. Looks brand new. I love the 140 mount. Love the 114 mount too, but the 140 is definitely beefier.

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 06:00 PM

thanks....lots of rubbing and cleaning on that one.
so mid fiftys....someone else must have one
like it....but i have not seen another.

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 07:06 PM

I will look at the 140 mounts I have and see if I have anything like that.

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 07:26 PM

I will look at the 140 mounts I have and see if I have anything like that.


take some pictures for steve while your in there digging... :roflmao:

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 08:56 PM

When I bought a very early 128 , I started pouring over old ads to date it. This is one I saved showing the first available 3 and 4 inch altz scopes. I would bet your mount is from those first types. They became available April 1953.

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 09:08 PM

that looks like it gerald.
so it looks like it sold for at least 3 years.
thanks everyone.

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 08:06 AM

Steve has not said the right words yet to deserve pictures :lol: :lol:

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 03:10 PM

ok here is what came in the mail yesterday.....

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 03:12 PM

i have only seen 2 of these and i had both of them...sold the
first one 2 years ago....pretty rare.

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 03:12 PM

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 03:14 PM

johann......pretty please.... :bow: :bow: :bow:
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Posted 08 May 2013 - 03:47 PM

Steve has to say it Brian. :watching: :watching:

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 03:49 PM

That is so different from the spring loaded models. I have not have a chance to look yet. I will be home tonight.

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 04:19 PM

Quid pro quo, Johann.

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 04:23 PM

vous devez demander gentiment, Steve

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 05:28 PM

Well, did not find one like the 140 you have. Do have what is most likely the next generation with the slanted bar that the OTA directly mounts on.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 09:44 PM

Hi Brian, well what a coincidence that a 140 arrived here today with the same az worm drive which was a complete suprise since only yesterday I read this thread. The manual is c. dated 1954. So I guess that makes #3.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 03:27 AM

pics...

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 07:44 PM

here's a picture of the large worm drive.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 07:46 PM

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 07:49 PM

here's the picture (2nd try).

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