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strdst
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Re: Christmas Unitron new [Re: strdst]
      #5591885 - 12/27/12 10:11 PM Attachment (20 downloads)

and inside the tripod/mount case...

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sgorton99
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Re: Christmas Unitron new [Re: strdst]
      #5591886 - 12/27/12 10:12 PM

Keith, isn't that a Milk St. address label? That would indicate very early 50s.

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strdst
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Re: Christmas Unitron new [Re: sgorton99]
      #5591891 - 12/27/12 10:14 PM Attachment (16 downloads)

Quote:

Keith, isn't that a Milk St. address label? That would indicate very early 50s.




Sharp eyes Steve!


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sgorton99
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Re: Christmas Unitron new [Re: strdst]
      #5591917 - 12/27/12 10:36 PM Attachment (15 downloads)

I have one as well on my box for the 127. The research I saw pegged this address as from 1952 and 1953 (if memory serves me correctly).

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Re: Christmas Unitron new [Re: sgorton99]
      #5592414 - 12/28/12 10:33 AM

My 114 came in a single wooden box that was designed to hold everything- tube, mount attached to tripod, and four eyepieces- all except the Unihex which was in its own box (I guess it was always considered a separate item).

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gelkin
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Re: Christmas Unitron new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5592508 - 12/28/12 11:26 AM

Quote:

My 114 came in a single wooden box that was designed to hold everything- tube, mount attached to tripod, and four eyepieces- all except the Unihex which was in its own box (I guess it was always considered a separate item).


I really like those boxes as well. Is yours slant or straight lettered. I seriously looked at buying a 114 like it. This one being 15 min from work clinched the deal.

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Re: Christmas Unitron new [Re: gelkin]
      #5592835 - 12/28/12 03:11 PM

You had to drive a whole 15 minutes for that Unitron. Wow. Was there any traffic?

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Re: Christmas Unitron new [Re: gelkin]
      #5593331 - 12/28/12 08:53 PM

Mine has slant letters on the focuser, unihex, and dust cap but the eyepieces have straight gold letters. The box has clasp latches rather than hook latches and it has a black "leatherette" handle. I believe it to be around 1967 or 68, perhaps right at the transition in those slight stylist changes. The spreader has the eyepiece holes also, and the slo-mo knobs and wing nuts on the mount are black rather than silver.

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gelkin
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Re: Christmas Unitron new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5593480 - 12/28/12 10:44 PM Attachment (16 downloads)

I had one other little plus to my 114 deal. It also had a very nice accessory with it. Know whats in the boxes?

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JonH
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Re: Christmas Unitron new [Re: gelkin]
      #5593708 - 12/29/12 01:24 AM

Solar projection kit?

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gelkin
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Re: Christmas Unitron [Re: JonH]
      #5594236 - 12/29/12 11:50 AM Attachment (12 downloads)

Thats right. And in excellent condition as well. Looks barely used at all. Check out those special made wing nuts. This identical accessory complete with uniclamps is shown in both the 1956 and 1970 catalog. Both list it at 12.75. What no inflation?

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Re: Christmas Unitron new [Re: gelkin]
      #5594343 - 12/29/12 12:51 PM

Wow. That is sooooo cool Gerald. Those are so hard to find. Very neat indeed!

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photiost
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Re: Christmas Unitron new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5594670 - 12/29/12 04:08 PM

Congrats !!

Nice scope

Looking forward to your observing report.


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starman876
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Re: Christmas Unitron new [Re: photiost]
      #5594679 - 12/29/12 04:15 PM

nice toys Gerald. I had one with all those goodies, but it was a 128. Hmmm. come to think of it I still have it

Very nice scope you have there.


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starman876
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Re: Christmas Unitron new [Re: gelkin]
      #5594685 - 12/29/12 04:18 PM

I think you have a 153 box. but a latter scope. I do not think the early 1950 scopes had plastic focuser knobs. I could be wrong. If I am, it is the last time I am allowed to be wrong this year.

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gelkin
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Re: Christmas Unitron new [Re: starman876]
      #5594718 - 12/29/12 04:57 PM

What is a 153 box

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starman876
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Re: Christmas Unitron new [Re: gelkin]
      #5594829 - 12/29/12 06:14 PM

You know what I mean.

1953


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starman876
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Re: Christmas Unitron new [Re: starman876]
      #5594830 - 12/29/12 06:15 PM

However, the tripod and mount look like the early 1950's

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starman876
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Re: Christmas Unitron new [Re: starman876]
      #5594837 - 12/29/12 06:19 PM

Sorry Gerald. Looking at all those boxes that have been put up got me confused

Your boxes and scope look like they all belong together.

Once again
Sorry


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Re: Christmas Unitron new [Re: starman876]
      #5594840 - 12/29/12 06:20 PM

I need a drink

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