Bear with me here. I am only going on memory and have no pictures. I am trying to possibly identify what my first scope was way back in the mid-1960s. I can tell you it was a reflector, with a black, textured OTA, and maybe the metal trim rings at both ends of the OTA were white. There was no end cap that I recall, and it was around 2.5 to 3 inches in apertrue, perhaps about 3 ft in length. The tripod was black c-channel steel legs, with a gray metal ball and socket movement that attached (to my recollection) to some sort of saddle that the OTA was attached to. Can't recall if there were rings or it was just glued or bolted onto the saddle. It had a basic plastic (I believe) rack & pinion focuser (black), assuming .965 inch. I don't recall a finderscope at all, nor any labels. I believe the secondary holder was a single plastic arm with the mirror (rectangular) glued to an angled flat piece (no adjustment). There were three primary adjustment knobs at the back of the OTA that passed through the trim ring. I remember gray metal knurled grips on the screws.
Those are the details I can pull up from the depths of my memory after all these years. I have looked on ebay and other places, but have not found what I think it was. I found a lot of Gilbert reflectors that had a straw-like finder on them, but that's not it. We lived in a small town in southern Indiana, so I would imagine my mom bought it via catalog, from the likes of Sears, JC Penney or Montgomery Wards. I know both Sears and MW had catalog stores in town. Does anyone have a clue as to what this might have been? I would love to find one for the nostalgia. I know now it was a piece of junk, but when I was little it was the most wonderful and precious thing I had. I spent countless hours outside looking through it, with my favorite objects being M6 and M7. In those days, even in town, the Milky Way was bright and structured. We didn't have many resources for observing materials, but I did have a planisphere, and a very simple book or two. I had no clue what I was looking at then, but of course in time I learned. I remember trying to align the primary by looking through the focuser with no EP in it, and trying to adjust the primary so I had the secondary reflection centered. I had no idea this was called collimation (in a very rudimentary way of course), but learned by trial and error that after I did that, my views improved. For the most part I had no idea what I was doing, and learned by fiddling around. I'm sure there was some sort of manual with it, but I don't recall that specifically, nor a box. Anyway, if anyone can come up with an idea based on the above description, I would be very grateful. I know it may real longshot, but thought it was worth a shot. Thanks in advance.