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Unitron Gold letter eyepieces
      #5563214 - 12/09/12 09:54 PM Attachment (36 downloads)

This is the only set I have. Just wondering if anyone knows the history of why the letters are gold?

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Re: Unitron Gold letter eyepieces new [Re: starman876]
      #5563755 - 12/10/12 08:53 AM

I have a set or two with the gold letters and have never seen anything about why they are gold. I know they are newer than most and hail from the 1970s / 80s but that is all...
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Re: Unitron Gold letter eyepieces new [Re: clintwhitman]
      #5563780 - 12/10/12 09:07 AM

no no i thing they are much older like the 50's myself. the reason i say that is all mine came with the older 50's unitrons i had. john

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Re: Unitron Gold letter eyepieces new [Re: akman1955]
      #5563788 - 12/10/12 09:11 AM

They ran out of white paint.

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Re: Unitron Gold letter eyepieces new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5563795 - 12/10/12 09:20 AM

funny post..he he, another reason to

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Re: Unitron Gold letter eyepieces new [Re: akman1955]
      #5563804 - 12/10/12 09:24 AM

I like Brians explanation

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Re: Unitron Gold letter eyepieces new [Re: starman876]
      #5563825 - 12/10/12 09:39 AM

I have a gold set of three (gold) that came as part of the original package of a mid to late 1960s model 114. I also have several of the white lettered ones that are of the same era, incl. a 7 mm that I ordered in 1967.

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Re: Unitron Gold letter eyepieces new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5563996 - 12/10/12 11:33 AM

I really believe the white paint just yellowed...bad batch of paint likely. Mike

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Re: Unitron Gold letter eyepieces new [Re: mikey cee]
      #5564013 - 12/10/12 11:45 AM

argh

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Re: Unitron Gold letter eyepieces new [Re: mikey cee]
      #5564135 - 12/10/12 01:00 PM

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I really believe the white paint just yellowed...bad batch of paint likely. Mike





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Re: Unitron Gold letter eyepieces new [Re: wfj]
      #5564299 - 12/10/12 02:44 PM

well, checking with the expert at Unitron no knowledge is available of why they are gold lettered. so now we have to decide if one of the above comments apply.

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Re: Unitron Gold letter eyepieces new [Re: starman876]
      #5564902 - 12/10/12 09:03 PM Attachment (10 downloads)

I was also under the impression that the gold lettered ones were earlier but I'm certainly no Unitron expert.

If they are earlier then here's one that seems odd. Gold lettering and italic Unitron. When was it they went from straight lettering to italic?


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Re: Unitron Gold letter eyepieces new [Re: PiSigma]
      #5564920 - 12/10/12 09:15 PM Attachment (14 downloads)

Non-italic ones, I also was under the impression the gold lettered ones are older.

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Re: Unitron Gold letter eyepieces new [Re: sgorton99]
      #5565685 - 12/11/12 10:34 AM

I am glad we have come to a conclusion of why these eyepieces have gold lettering.

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Re: Unitron Gold letter eyepieces new [Re: PiSigma]
      #5565691 - 12/11/12 10:38 AM

I like that 4mm. I bet that is fun to look through :-) I have some eyepieces with little peepholes like that. Thank heaven for Nagler eyepieces on cold nights when we all would have our eyelashes frozen to the eyepiece.

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Re: Unitron Gold letter eyepieces new [Re: starman876]
      #5565696 - 12/11/12 10:41 AM

I am sooooooo wanting to find a 5mm ortho :: lust, lust::

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Re: Unitron Gold letter eyepieces new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5565732 - 12/11/12 11:05 AM

Lets start a poll to see how many people want a 5mm

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Re: Unitron Gold letter eyepieces new [Re: starman876]
      #5566286 - 12/11/12 04:53 PM

Quote:

Lets start a poll to see how many people want a 5mm





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Re: Unitron Gold letter eyepieces new [Re: starman876]
      #5566527 - 12/11/12 08:11 PM

Add me to the list.

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Re: Unitron Gold letter eyepieces new [Re: PiSigma]
      #5566648 - 12/11/12 10:02 PM Attachment (9 downloads)

Yep, but just with gold lettering.

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Re: Unitron Gold letter eyepieces new [Re: sgorton99]
      #5566715 - 12/11/12 10:50 PM

There is always a show off

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