John Higbee Tasco 60mm 5VTE Refractor - 1964 Edmund 4.25" f/10 Palomar Junior Reflector - 1967 Celestron C8 "orange tube" SCT - 1976 Zhumell Tachyon 25x100 binoculars (2010) w/ Petersen Engineering E-Z Binoc SuperMount - 2013 Edmund Spilhaus Space Clock - 2010 Cave Astrola 12.5" f/6 Reflector - 2012 Criterion RV-6 Dynascope - 2012 Meade ETX90EC - 2013 Meade ETX125PE UHTC - 2013 Towa Model 305 Refractor (60mm, f/15) - 2013 Tower Royal Astro Refractor (76mm, f/16) - 2014
Cave Mirror Registry
1971 Cave 10" f/6 Custom Super Deluxe
1958 Cave 10" f/7 Model C De Luxe
1974 Cave 8" f/8 Model B Deluxe
1970 Cave 8" f/6 Lightweight Deluxe
1971 Unitron 145C
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1st Caveman Award!Maynard Clark 8" f/8The Horsetrail Cave 12.5" f/7.51975 Cave 8" f/7 Lightweight Deluxe1972 Cave 8" f/4.5 RFT DeluxeCriterion RV-6Logitech HD C615 Webcam for Imaging
Quote: Might have a '60's 8" f/5 to add soon...
Quote:Quote: Might have a '60's 8" f/5 to add soon... Two 8" f/5s in a row?So...what's the story Dan?
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Quote:Jon - minor add to my mirror's information when you do the next update - you can add "cursive" for the engraving style. All the best, John
Quote:Hi JEH,Thank you for the information. Another early series mirror! I will add it.I don't know who Morrel (or Murrel) Snell was. The engraving of this name is in a block lettering and looks to me to be done by a different hand than the rest of the inscription. What is unusual to me is that it is a refigure ("R") marked mirror yet you bought it right out of the shop. I'd have to go back and re read this thread but I think we had another "R" prefix mirror that was also sold to someone by Cave that was not one they sent in to be refigured. I would guess Morrel Snell was the original owner of that mirror.
10" Cave Atrola Deluxe 25x100 Zhumell Tachyon Binoculars Goleta, CA
Quote:Thanks for the addition William. I'll get it in the next update.The lower case C, O and C in cAVE oPTICAL cO. is interesting. I don't know why they did that. Another question for one of the mirror makers that worked at Cave during that time.
Quote:Sounds interesting Dan. Looking forward to pictures.And sorry, by two 8" f/5s in a row I meant you and William. It seemed odd for two in this size to come up at the same time.
Quote:M-727431 with a date of May 12, 1972.
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