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mustgobigger
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Re: Emil Busch - AG Rathenow new [Re: Copernicus1473]
      #5660829 - 02/03/13 10:24 PM

Quote:

Great looking scope. Where did you find this beauty?



bought it at auction.


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Re: Emil Busch - AG Rathenow new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5660836 - 02/03/13 10:29 PM

Thanks tara,
Going to have fun with this one


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Re: Emil Busch - AG Rathenow new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5662289 - 02/04/13 06:47 PM Attachment (27 downloads)

here is a picture of the whole setup.

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Re: Emil Busch - AG Rathenow new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5662290 - 02/04/13 06:48 PM Attachment (13 downloads)

rear.

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Re: Emil Busch - AG Rathenow new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5662293 - 02/04/13 06:49 PM Attachment (17 downloads)

i think this stick was used to steady oneself while viewing.
(like a Cane)


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Re: Emil Busch - AG Rathenow new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5662394 - 02/04/13 08:00 PM

are those unitron legs on that mount?

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Re: Emil Busch - AG Rathenow new [Re: starman876]
      #5662453 - 02/04/13 08:35 PM Attachment (17 downloads)

No...they are origonal.
Ill post a better picture
In a little while.

Edited by mustgobigger (02/05/13 05:26 AM)


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Re: Emil Busch - AG Rathenow new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5662554 - 02/04/13 09:51 PM

From a distance I thought they were. Very similar.

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Re: Emil Busch - AG Rathenow new [Re: starman876]
      #5662936 - 02/05/13 05:29 AM Attachment (12 downloads)

legs

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Re: Emil Busch - AG Rathenow new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5662954 - 02/05/13 06:28 AM Attachment (14 downloads)

well i really did not want to say on the net anything
about not being home but now that we are back i can say
how we bought this.
this popped up on the auction site last minute in Pa.
so patsy and i jumped in the car (She Drove) and
drove through constant snowstorms through 3 states.
a normal 7 hour drive took us over 10.
we called auctioneer and he agreed to hold off auctioning
telescope till we arrived.
patsy never did a lot of expressway driving and it was
very stressful for her.
we arrived at auction and registered and within 10
minutes they auctioned this telescope and only 2 of us
were bidding.
well i arrived bid , paid and left within 20 minutes.
as patsy does vintage and Victorian jewelry we
spent the whole weekend antiquing and shopping the Reading,
Harrisburg PA. area.
we ended up driving 1300 miles this past weekend.
4 tanks of gas and 2 nights in a comfort in plus auction
price, was it worth it...i have not seen but one other busch
telescope in these forums that i can recall so i think
YES.
i don't know the value of this one but i think it should
be comparable or slightly less than a 3" Zeiss telescope.
so few of these out there but i am still learning about
this one.
it has some dings in tube and someone glassed a strap on
mounting bar but i think it was used a lot and that tells me
optics are likely to be very good.
not bad for a 90 - 100 year old telescope.


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Re: Emil Busch - AG Rathenow new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5663313 - 02/05/13 10:39 AM

Brian, the cane is most unusual. Could you tell if its the same wood, finish, woodworking techniques as the tripod legs? Or is there a place made for it in the telescope cabinet? I just wonder if it came with the telescope originally, of if it might be an artifact of the long time owner? It certainly gives it an air or the late 19th century.

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Re: Emil Busch - AG Rathenow new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5663369 - 02/05/13 11:05 AM

same wood and finish as tripod.
i thought it might be a prop for tube but cant figure
how.
no spot in the case for it though.


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Re: Emil Busch - AG Rathenow new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5663579 - 02/05/13 01:20 PM

Very, very interesting.

Terra


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Re: Emil Busch - AG Rathenow new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5664997 - 02/06/13 11:05 AM

Hi,
the cane belongs not to the telescope. The Tripod is original. It is typical for these Preis-Fernrohre from Emil Busch. The optics of his telescopes are really good and are nearly the same as Zeiss.
Greets
Martin
(who owned a Busch Preis-Fernrohr a few years ago)


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