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mustgobigger
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Revisiting a older Rare Unitron 140 mount.
      #5846228 - 05/07/13 05:58 PM Attachment (36 downloads)

back in 2009 i found a older unitron 140 mount with a 360
degree worm gear on the base.
it was in terrible condition when i bought it but it cleaned up well.
still trying to figure the date on that one....must have been early 50's as i still have not seen another.
has anyone seen or does anyone have one of these rare unitron 140 mounts.
notice the worm gear on the base...it dosent run out
of travel like 99.9% og the others i have seen.
here is a before and after picture.


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Re: revisiting a older unitron 140 mount. new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5846230 - 05/07/13 05:59 PM Attachment (26 downloads)

here is after and you can see worm better

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Re: revisiting a older unitron 140 mount. new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5846336 - 05/07/13 06:45 PM

The 1956 Unitron catalog I have a pdf of appears to have the same type of mount for the 140.

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Re: revisiting a older unitron 140 mount. new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5846338 - 05/07/13 06:46 PM

Beautiful work Brian
Absolutely beautiful


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Re: revisiting a older unitron 140 mount. new [Re: starman876]
      #5846355 - 05/07/13 06:53 PM

Really nice restoration Brian. Looks brand new. I love the 140 mount. Love the 114 mount too, but the 140 is definitely beefier.

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Re: revisiting a older unitron 140 mount. new [Re: starman876]
      #5846367 - 05/07/13 07:00 PM

thanks....lots of rubbing and cleaning on that one.
so mid fiftys....someone else must have one
like it....but i have not seen another.


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Re: revisiting a older unitron 140 mount. new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5846502 - 05/07/13 08:06 PM

I will look at the 140 mounts I have and see if I have anything like that.

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Re: revisiting a older unitron 140 mount. new [Re: starman876]
      #5846538 - 05/07/13 08:26 PM

Quote:

I will look at the 140 mounts I have and see if I have anything like that.




take some pictures for steve while your in there digging...


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Re: revisiting a older unitron 140 mount. new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5846718 - 05/07/13 09:56 PM

When I bought a very early 128 , I started pouring over old ads to date it. This is one I saved showing the first available 3 and 4 inch altz scopes. I would bet your mount is from those first types. They became available April 1953.

Edited by BRisley (05/08/13 12:24 PM)


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Re: revisiting a older unitron 140 mount. new [Re: gelkin]
      #5846739 - 05/07/13 10:08 PM

that looks like it gerald.
so it looks like it sold for at least 3 years.
thanks everyone.


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Re: revisiting a older unitron 140 mount. new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5847357 - 05/08/13 09:06 AM

Steve has not said the right words yet to deserve pictures

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Re: revisiting a older unitron 140 mount. new [Re: starman876]
      #5848099 - 05/08/13 04:10 PM Attachment (10 downloads)

ok here is what came in the mail yesterday.....

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Re: revisiting a older unitron 140 mount. new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5848104 - 05/08/13 04:12 PM Attachment (9 downloads)

i have only seen 2 of these and i had both of them...sold the
first one 2 years ago....pretty rare.


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Re: revisiting a older unitron 140 mount. new [Re: mustgobigger]
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Re: revisiting a older unitron 140 mount. new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5848110 - 05/08/13 04:14 PM

johann......pretty please....


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Re: revisiting a older unitron 140 mount. new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5848184 - 05/08/13 04:47 PM

Steve has to say it Brian.

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Re: revisiting a older unitron 140 mount. new [Re: starman876]
      #5848193 - 05/08/13 04:49 PM

That is so different from the spring loaded models. I have not have a chance to look yet. I will be home tonight.

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Re: revisiting a older unitron 140 mount. new [Re: starman876]
      #5848249 - 05/08/13 05:19 PM

Quid pro quo, Johann.

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Re: revisiting a older unitron 140 mount. new [Re: sgorton99]
      #5848258 - 05/08/13 05:23 PM

vous devez demander gentiment, Steve

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Re: revisiting a older unitron 140 mount. new [Re: starman876]
      #5848410 - 05/08/13 06:28 PM

Well, did not find one like the 140 you have. Do have what is most likely the next generation with the slanted bar that the OTA directly mounts on.

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