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#1 TOM KIEHL

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 01:38 PM

The Elusive Tasco 7T ser.# 22145 60mm.x 910mm. (Needs alittle help :help: )

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 01:39 PM

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 01:39 PM

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 01:40 PM

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 01:40 PM

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 01:41 PM

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 01:41 PM

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 01:42 PM

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 01:42 PM

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 02:03 PM

Great find. A little TLC and it will be fine.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 02:19 PM

Nice find! I love historically significant items, and it seems like this is a very early example. I just picked up what the Tasco answer man tells me is a Tasco "227 Power Astronomical and Terrestrial Telescope" from about 1959, which is virtually the same scope except it has satin black parts instead of wrinkle finish. I'm working on restoring it now. Yours looks like a fun project. Enjoy!

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 02:26 PM

Sometimes you just have to wonder about people. Who could abuse a poor scope like that! How do they break aluminum wheels?! :foreheadslap:

You have your work cut out for you Tom. I am sure you are up to the task. Make her beautiful again! :)

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 02:54 PM

I'll be scouring the parts bin...

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 03:41 PM

The Elusive Tasco 7T ser.# 22145 60mm.x 910mm. (Needs alittle help :help: )


Hello Tom, nice find!

Could you post photos of the focuser and wood box name plate?

Also what does the serial no on the lens cell read...pic please?

FYI, this now is the lowest 22XXX serial number in my database. This scope is before Tasco started using the wording "Coated" which the higher serial number crinkle versions have. But I'm guessing that at least one of the elements is indeed coated...right?

If this scope (which I believe it will exactly) matches Charlie's Ser No 22318 scope, then your Serial No for the engraved lens cell will read 41XXX or 4XXXX.

Charlie's has the Export Tag dated 9/12/1957. So that should therefore date you scope to the mid/late 1957 time frame as well.

See you have the elusive "leg tray" that I'm still trying to come up with an original :grin:

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 03:45 PM

Great find. A little TLC and it will be fine.


Professor, I'd say he found this patient in the nick of time! It's going to take a LOT of TLC. But yes, it will play the violin and ride a bike again after extensive surgery and physical therapy.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 04:02 PM

The Elusive Tasco 7T ser.# 22145 60mm.x 910mm. (Needs alittle help :help: )


Hello Tom, nice find!

Could you post photos of the focuser and wood box name plate?

Also what does the serial no on the lens cell read...pic please?

FYI, this now is the lowest 22XXX serial number in my database. This scope is before Tasco started using the wording "Coated" which the higher serial number crinkle versions have. But I'm guessing that at least one of the elements is indeed coated...right?

If this scope (which I believe it will exactly) matches Charlie's Ser No 22318 scope, then your Serial No for the engraved lens cell will read 41XXX or 4XXXX.

Charlie's has the Export Tag dated 9/12/1957. So that should therefore date you scope to the mid/late 1957 time frame as well.

See you have the elusive "leg tray" that I'm still trying to come up with an original :grin:


That's the earliest Tasco branded one I've seen, too. I'm pretty certain the lenses were coated on this 7T. On my Astro Optical S-5 (sn# 11925), the badge states that it is coated and that's an even earlier scope - probably 1956. My Space Scope (SN# 019244) doesn't have "Coated" on the badge. Both of them, as well as the 22318, have the plastic focuser and control knobs.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 04:03 PM

Space Scope.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 05:14 PM

The Elusive Tasco 7T ser.# 22145 60mm.x 910mm. (Needs alittle help :help: )


Hello Tom, nice find!

Could you post photos of the focuser and wood box name plate?

Also what does the serial no on the lens cell read...pic please?

FYI, this now is the lowest 22XXX serial number in my database. This scope is before Tasco started using the wording "Coated" which the higher serial number crinkle versions have. But I'm guessing that at least one of the elements is indeed coated...right?

If this scope (which I believe it will exactly) matches Charlie's Ser No 22318 scope, then your Serial No for the engraved lens cell will read 41XXX or 4XXXX.

Charlie's has the Export Tag dated 9/12/1957. So that should therefore date you scope to the mid/late 1957 time frame as well.

See you have the elusive "leg tray" that I'm still trying to come up with an original :grin:


Here Ya go Stephen, just as you requested

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#20 TOM KIEHL

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 05:15 PM

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 05:15 PM

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 05:34 PM

It looks like the doctor is going to have to strip the patient. I hope you can find the parts you'll need.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 05:36 PM

Very interesting numbers.

Your 7t - 22145 Obj. 41560
My 7t - 22318 Obj. 41750

Those make sense

My S-5 - 11925 Obj. 42781
Space Scope 019224 Obj. 1134

These don't, and the cells and font styles are the same in all the scopes. It's plausible that the S-5 objective has been replaced, but that doesn't explain the Space Scope number.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 05:38 PM

S-5

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 05:43 PM

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