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#51 Bill Griffith

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 08:56 AM

Congrats!!

2 Space Scopes in your collection badback? I like your addiction!

I call the Japanese (dept. store refractors?)scopes in the herd "The Origami Effect"!

I'm intrigued with the design element of a complete observing platform all in 1 box that you can carry and store conveniently.

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 09:00 AM

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 09:04 AM

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 07:58 PM

Egads they're breeding! In your first pic there is, I believe, the accessory tray? I've seen this pictured perhaps twice before and wondered how it attaches etc? Got pics?

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 12:07 AM

Here ya' go. Do you have a Tasco site?


No, I do not have a Tasco site...but that is an interesting thought. I've been compiling information on Tasco and documenting them along with all the other vintage telescopes that are similar. I figured the more data I have, the better chance of understanding the history. This madness started for me when I was looking to buy my first nice vintage scope a couple years back, a Tasco 7TE-2. After going thru the archives on CN, I came across only a few threads on the model which made me want to learn more.

Once I started, I could not stop digging deeper and deeper into the timeline on Tasco's other models as well...which led to Royal Astro and on and on. With the wealth of information here on CN, Amart, Ebay, CL etc. along with sales literature albeit flyers/brochures/catalogs and instruction booklets/sheets that I've collected (all not cheap :grin:) I've been able to figure out most of the timeline on Tasco from mid/late 1959 thru the late 70s. The lack so far of any literature or documentation except for a couple of late 1957 Tasco 7T models has been the most challenging so far along with a few of the transition models in the mid 60s. It's the hope of finding more info on the earliest 1950 Tasco models, that keeps me in the hunt so to speak.

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 04:30 AM

Very Nice !!

Congrats.

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 10:06 AM

No removable tray. The lower left corner has a built in enclosure for the diagonal and Huygens 20mm 45 power, H 9mm 100 power and a H6mm yielding 150 power. The lid is a slider with a wooden block with felt that the OTA rests on.
This later model has an erecting prism. No barlow.

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 06:44 PM

Stephen, thank you for your hard work and dedication -- lots of Tasco fans appreciate it.

I'm very impressed with all these Scopes!

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 12:04 AM

Hey Space Scope Cadets!

 

Does the case handle for your scopes have a grip pattern? Trying to figure out what I really have by this small possible "tell"

 

Hey we're back!   VERY NICE SITE!!!

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 02:24 AM

Hey Space Scope Cadets!

 

Does the case handle for your scopes have a grip pattern? Trying to figure out what I really have by this small possible "tell"

 

Hey we're back!   VERY NICE SITE!!!

Hey folks ...

Odd .. but .. . I cannot figure out why I cannot see ANY pics ...on almost any thread under the new format .......   Any ideas ?  I 've poked around settings etc etc ..... still trying to figure out ...


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Posted 05 August 2014 - 07:10 PM

Howdy

I believe this piece is referred to as an Accessory Tray in the space scope manual.

Still wondered if that's what it is and how it attaches or...???

Marv

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 08:28 PM

Marv,

 

Wow! Thanks!  I have that tray!  The manual with the one in the herd is for a  SYW Yamamoto Seisakusho. KK and the  nomenclature doesn't show the accessory tray.

 

I does show where it stores in the "Origami" :lol: display in the box!  The placement is mid span in the legs tied with the green cloth tie.  I completely thought it was for that purpose only.  Wow!

 

It appears we are headed for a nice evening so, the Space Scope will come out tonight and this probably will be the first time ever that the accessory tray will have ever been used for it's other intended purpose.  If I can figure out how to post photos I will.

 

So, to your question...  Your tray's picture appears to not have a metal L bracket on the tray that fits in the metal leg bracket that also has the thumb screw for leg adjustment tension.

 

I must not get out much because this is pretty exciting!

 

 

Thanks!

 

Bill  


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Posted 05 August 2014 - 09:57 PM

Hmmm...Seems like that tray may serve double-duty. One as an accessory tray and the another as a leg spreader/brace to use in storing it? How cool is that? :p  That would certainly help prevent some bumps and dings. Unfortunately mine did not have that piece. :(  The pic I included was from another SPACE Scope owner's scope. I would find it hard to believe that the original owner forgot to place it back in as this scope appears to have been rarely used and it still has some unexpected things like the potato stuffers and moisture bags. Perhaps it was left out after the person I purchased it from took a few pics (as I requested) and didn't put it back in, or it never had one, or...or...who knows? Such fun indeed!

 



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Posted 06 August 2014 - 06:17 PM

The tray does do double duty.  It really helps the entire scope stay in good shape.  Once you figure out how it all fits together, it's quite efficient.  The first tray I have didn't have the angled piece of metal attached that fits in to the leg bracket.   You can make out the tray in this packed-up Space Scope.  The 7T and S-5 are exactly the same.

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 06:22 PM

If you'd like, I can provide a rubbing/tracing of the outline if you want to make your own.  The only difficult part would be routing or carving out the recess, but you could also simply drill a few holes to store eyepieces in.



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Posted 06 August 2014 - 06:27 PM

Tray attached to leg - just slips right in.

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 09:31 PM

Tray attached to leg - just slips right in.

 

Unusual...the shape they chose for it. Leftover ashtrays?








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