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GShaffer
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Re: 8" f/15 refractor project new [Re: rwiederrich]
      #4313591 - 01/14/11 08:18 AM

Very nice to have the input of those who came before me Thanks guys!!

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Robert Bupp
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Re: 8" f/15 refractor project new [Re: Mike I. Jones]
      #4512899 - 04/12/11 08:46 AM

Mike,
I can continue the Muffoletto Optical Company story a bit. Your description so far is quite accurate, and leaves the lingering question about what happened to its people and equipment. Subsequent to the falling apart as you described, a group of (N)ine (U)nemployed (Tek)nicians regrouped formally as Nu-Tek Precision Optical Corporation, first in a basement, then in a warehouse facility, and finally in a manufacturing facility in Aberdeen MD where it (we) have been operating since 1998. Nu-Tek was born in a hostile environment, with a daunting (baseless, and ultimately dismissed) lawsuit hanging over it in its early years. There was no cooperation with at all with equipment, so the opticians were starting from scratch, with only their abilities. Not exactly a seamless transition.

The group of nine worked for several years as Nu-Tek, and over half are still working here now. With about 16 employees in manufacturing, the talent, techniques, and experiences are being passed down already through two generations from the original group.

As for the equipment, we understand that it was unceremoniously set out in the parking lot in the end, and the Nu-Tek group had no knowledge and no opportunity to purchase or acquire any of it.

We regularly work with university and government labs, as our emphasis continues to be very high quality, prototyping and low rates on optical components and subassemblies, including diamond turning and massive (up to 1.5m) optics.

If someone is looking to connect with one of the old Muffoletto guys that they used to know, there is enough information above to find Nu-Tek on the web, and somebody here would be happy to fill in what we know.
Kind Regards,
Robert Bupp


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Mirzam
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Re: 8" f/15 refractor project new [Re: Robert Bupp]
      #4512961 - 04/12/11 09:31 AM

Hello Robert,

Welcome to Cloudy Nights!

I was wondering if your company does small diamond generation projects, such a generating a rough curve on 16" pyrex mirror blank? (Which I happen to have sitting in my basement not too far away from Aberdeen).

JimC


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Jim Curry
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Re: 8" f/15 refractor project new [Re: GShaffer]
      #4514941 - 04/13/11 08:01 AM

So Herb, where's the pics?

Jim


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mikey cee
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Re: 8" f/15 refractor project new [Re: Jim Curry]
      #4515172 - 04/13/11 10:28 AM

Come to think of it I haven't seen any pics yet either!!

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GShaffer
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Re: 8" f/15 refractor project new [Re: Jim Curry]
      #4515178 - 04/13/11 10:30 AM

Sadly due to some health issues the project has been on hold for a while now. Things are getting better though and I am back to about 90%.....Will likely start back to work on it in a month or two....

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So Herb, where's the pics?

Jim




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Jim Curry
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Re: 8" f/15 refractor project new [Re: GShaffer]
      #4515774 - 04/13/11 02:59 PM

I'm sorry to have harassed you.
Get well soon!!

Regards,
Jim


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JohnBuilt
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Re: 8" f/15 refractor project new [Re: Robert Bupp]
      #5615255 - 01/10/13 11:02 AM

I too wonder about the old Muffoletto Optical shop. I worked there from 1978 - about 1982 I believe, on Everall Ave. There were a great group of guys, lets see if I can recall ~ Big Mike & Little Mike, Chuck the engineer, Bob, Frank the crazy grinder operator, Bill the mad machinist, Pat, Emil, John, Pete, Ron Athey, And the Coating Room Guy. I personally trained in grinding and polishing, and was working with Verne, and Chuck, training in the coating operation. I was sent to Denton for a class, after that it seemed a bit strained between Carl Jr = Vern's son, and myself, I think he wanted the coating room position, but never pursued it until I got involved. So I moved on. But yes, a tremendous group of talent, concentrated in such a small area.

Edited by JohnBuilt (01/10/13 11:07 AM)


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