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Stargoat
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Re: 50mm Tasco in wood box new [Re: sgorton99]
      #5756975 - 03/25/13 08:42 PM

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That is pretty cool Steve. You should grab it.




Yep, but someone beat me to it already - .




I was looking at it myself and was trying to get a photo of the instruction pamphlet when it sold. Was trying to see it used the chain for the tripod. Seller called it a Royal Astro. Does anyone know if that was an early Royal model?

Stephen


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bremms
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Re: 50mm Tasco in wood box new [Re: sgorton99]
      #5756979 - 03/25/13 08:43 PM

I just looked at that and almost did the BIN.. Nice scope for a good price.

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mgwhittle
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Re: 50mm Tasco in wood box new [Re: Stargoat]
      #5756991 - 03/25/13 08:52 PM

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That is pretty cool Steve. You should grab it.




Yep, but someone beat me to it already - .




I was looking at it myself and was trying to get a photo of the instruction pamphlet when it sold. Was trying to see it used the chain for the tripod. Seller called it a Royal Astro. Does anyone know if that was an early Royal model?

Stephen




Yes, it was a Royal Astro model and I hate I missed that one.


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sgorton99
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Re: 50mm Tasco in wood box new [Re: mgwhittle]
      #5757068 - 03/25/13 09:43 PM

I almost bought it when I saw it, but I just don't NEED it.

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Stargoat
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Re: 50mm Tasco in wood box new [Re: mgwhittle]
      #5757071 - 03/25/13 09:45 PM

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That is pretty cool Steve. You should grab it.




Yep, but someone beat me to it already - .




I was looking at it myself and was trying to get a photo of the instruction pamphlet when it sold. Was trying to see it used the chain for the tripod. Seller called it a Royal Astro. Does anyone know if that was an early Royal model?

Stephen




Yes, it was a Royal Astro model and I hate I missed that one.




Hello Mark, where did you find that information? I'm always looking for more information on the Royal scopes. I did a quick look thru the Royal catalogs on Roberts site and did not see that model with the wood tripod, only the table top versions....but I looked only at the early ones.

Thanks, Stephen


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mgwhittle
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Re: 50mm Tasco in wood box new [Re: Stargoat]
      #5757122 - 03/25/13 10:17 PM

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That is pretty cool Steve. You should grab it.




Yep, but someone beat me to it already - .




I was looking at it myself and was trying to get a photo of the instruction pamphlet when it sold. Was trying to see it used the chain for the tripod. Seller called it a Royal Astro. Does anyone know if that was an early Royal model?

Stephen




Yes, it was a Royal Astro model and I hate I missed that one.




Hello Mark, where did you find that information? I'm always looking for more information on the Royal scopes. I did a quick look thru the Royal catalogs on Roberts site and did not see that model with the wood tripod, only the table top versions....but I looked only at the early ones.

Thanks, Stephen




I missed one just like that on CL last year. It was $25 or so if I remember correctly. I drove 2 hours just to get there as it was being scooped up. I did get to buy a 66TE in the box from the same guy for $10 that day. It looked brand new but unfortunately had it's own problems. But to answer your question, the extendable focuser tube is the give away. I have not seen another one till this ebay ad.

Hopefully someone here got it and we can get some pictures of it.


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Datapanic
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Re: 4" Edmund new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5757206 - 03/25/13 11:10 PM

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regardless of the looks my wife would've given me.

I woulda bought it at the risk of bringing home 2 scopes without permission, The goodies excuse always works




Ask Permission.....Patsy Always helps Me Look And Has Even
Gone to stand In Line At Estate Sales To Get One For Me.



I Love her So....




Even though she is a non-active geophysicist, she has no interest in the scopes. The way it usually goes is for every scope I get, she gets a Victorian Dress - that's her hobby (or obsession). They're hand-made in Michigan at Recollections. I always get the short end of the stick on any deals! Just like a scope, that have the mount, the OTA, the finder, eyepieces; Victorian Dresses have the dress, the hat, the gloves and all kind of things in French I can't spell. It works though and we're both happy


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CharlieB
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Re: 50mm Tasco in wood box new [Re: mgwhittle]
      #5757531 - 03/26/13 05:59 AM

There will be pictures.

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mustgobigger
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Loc: Michigan
Re: 4" Edmund new [Re: Datapanic]
      #5757544 - 03/26/13 06:34 AM

Patsy does vintage jewelry ....2 floor
standing chests and a rotating display
Cabinet I restored.......maybe a 1000 pieces.
Stuff like Haskell, regency, Julian,Trifari...Victorian.
We don't keep track though.

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regardless of the looks my wife would've given me.

I woulda bought it at the risk of bringing home 2 scopes without permission, The goodies excuse always works




Ask Permission.....Patsy Always helps Me Look And Has Even
Gone to stand In Line At Estate Sales To Get One For Me.



I Love her So....




Even though she is a non-active geophysicist, she has no interest in the scopes. The way it usually goes is for every scope I get, she gets a Victorian Dress - that's her hobby (or obsession). They're hand-made in Michigan at Recollections. I always get the short end of the stick on any deals! Just like a scope, that have the mount, the OTA, the finder, eyepieces; Victorian Dresses have the dress, the hat, the gloves and all kind of things in French I can't spell. It works though and we're both happy




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terraclarke
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Re: 50mm Tasco in wood box new [Re: CharlieB]
      #5757803 - 03/26/13 09:51 AM

Good for you Charlie. I didn't even see the add. It must not have been up very long. I didn't need it either but I would have jumped on it in a heartbeat just because of the name on the label. How cool. Never saw "Terra" scope before. Now I will have to add one to my list. What I can't figure out is how they evaded paying me royalties all these years for using MY name

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terraclarke
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Lots of vintage parts new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5757861 - 03/26/13 10:16 AM

Here's a lot of cool old stuff that would be perfect for the vintage ATMer.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/AMAZING-Vintage-Lot-Military-Civilian-Telescope-Scope...

Terra


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bremms
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Re: Lots of vintage parts new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5757935 - 03/26/13 10:52 AM

Yea, That one is right up my alley. Been watching it since seeing the auction.

Thanks, Terra


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mustgobigger
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Re: Lots of vintage parts new [Re: bremms]
      #5758031 - 03/26/13 11:45 AM

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Yea, That one is right up my alley. Been watching it since seeing the auction.

Thanks, Terra




Look at his other items...has more


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starman876
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4" unitron new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5758652 - 03/26/13 04:58 PM

Right here on cloudy nights. I would buy it, but I have enough for now.
http://www.cloudynights.com/classifieds/showproduct.php?product=77012


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terraclarke
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Re: 4" unitron new [Re: starman876]
      #5758691 - 03/26/13 05:19 PM

That's a great deal for someone. I hope somebody in our group goes for it. As for myself, I have spent the afternoon calculating what I have to give the sinking government to help keep it marginally afloat as April 15 looms large.


Based on that outlay it's no more telescopes for me for a while.


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sgorton99
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Re: 4" unitron new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5758792 - 03/26/13 06:17 PM

I would jump on it if I didn't find my 155 last Fall!

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starman876
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Re: 4" unitron new [Re: sgorton99]
      #5758794 - 03/26/13 06:19 PM

Hope someone does. The 4" OTA in nice shape is almost worth it. Hope tile guy does not part this out.

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starman876
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Re: 4" unitron new [Re: starman876]
      #5758807 - 03/26/13 06:24 PM

That is just like the first Alti Azmith 4" unitron I bought.
They have the really nice early optics from the 50's


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starman876
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Re: 4" unitron new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5758808 - 03/26/13 06:25 PM

I will put the 127 on lay away for you Terra.

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starman876
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Re: 4" unitron [Re: starman876]
      #5758822 - 03/26/13 06:31 PM

the more I look at that 4" OTA it does not look like it is in the best shape. Two metal spikes are missing from the legs. Wish I had a picture of the lens.

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