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wfj
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Re: Italics new [Re: Napersky]
      #6374251 - 02/13/14 02:21 PM

... but the specs were engraved. Obviously, so that inventory could be shared among multiple brands/stickers.

Much earlier, they engraved brand and specs, keeping multiple inventories. Here's an example:



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CharlieB
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Re: Italics new [Re: Napersky]
      #6374287 - 02/13/14 02:59 PM Attachment (2 downloads)

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My old focuser which is broke. The name is a sticker?




Same type of sticker here. Weren't the 105s from the mid 80s?


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Re: Italics new [Re: Napersky]
      #6374438 - 02/13/14 04:29 PM

if you look at both focuser's with the stickers they have phillip head screws.. they are 1990's I think

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Re: Italics new [Re: wfj]
      #6374443 - 02/13/14 04:31 PM

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... but the specs were engraved. Obviously, so that inventory could be shared among multiple brands/stickers.

Much earlier, they engraved brand and specs, keeping multiple inventories. Here's an example:






this was a older one that unitron probably donated to a school or college..it has older knobs and markings of the 1950's


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wfj
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Re: Italics new [Re: akman1955]
      #6374655 - 02/13/14 06:55 PM

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this was a older one that unitron probably donated to a school or college




John, Interesting.

It's EP's are early Unitron, but "TIC" in place of "UNITRON" in gold. Thread is here: Mystery scope: TIC 60mm x 900mm - Nihon Seiko?

Was in the dry basement of a packrat couple since the 50's. Kids say they were into everything once, and had never seen it before until they started "decluttering" their octogenarian parents.

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...it has older knobs and markings of the 1950's



Everything old with it. So old I have trouble deciphering.


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Re: Italics new [Re: Napersky]
      #6375571 - 02/14/14 08:35 AM

My Unitron appeared new when I got it, I surmised it was no more than 20 years old.

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Re: Italics new [Re: wfj]
      #6375636 - 02/14/14 09:21 AM

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... but the specs were engraved. Obviously, so that inventory could be shared among multiple brands/stickers.

Much earlier, they engraved brand and specs, keeping multiple inventories. Here's an example:






Seems odd to me that they left out the "e" in instruments when it appears there is plenty of room for it.


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Re: Italics new [Re: Qwickdraw]
      #6375838 - 02/14/14 11:05 AM

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Seems odd to me that they left out the "e" in instruments when it appears there is plenty of room for it.




Obviously because these weren't "Instruments For English"!


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