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Complete collectible Zeiss Asegur 80/840 A 1924 For Sale

Price - $4,700.00

Ad Number: 137623

Posted: 18 May 2018

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Hello, I sell this vintage Zeiss "reisemodel" Asegur 60mm aperture 84cm focal length serie A.
This serie was introduced very briefly, for one year in 1924, as a test for a new lens that was reducing the FL of the refractor dedicated to astronomy to the same as the more mundane E achromat.
When CZJ saw that the reception was good, it was renamed from A to AS, AS being a better corrected instrument than the E.
Meanwhile, for one year, the A "short" refractor has been sold with a single "A" marking. Less than 50 units were sold, this one is the #43.
When CZJ decided to rename this product as "AS", they modified the cells they had in stock stamping the additional S to the existing A.
But the instruments already sold weren't remarked of course, this one is from this batch.

The refractor has been professionally check and cleaned, including all optics, by Airylab in France (2 days work).
Optics are clean and clear, including eyepiece, corrector and filter.
The patina has been respected : no laquer has been removed, not paint correction has been done.
The brass part laquer is perfect and with a very nice golden aspect.
The instrument is a very good condition, the only wear is on the dew shield where the paint has been partially damaged.

The telescope is complete has it was delivered in 1924, including the box :

- 2 eyepieces adaptors
- Three eyepieces (9mm Ortho, 18mm Huygens, 40mm Kellner)
- Solar eyepiece filter, and solar lens diaphragm
- Terrestrial erecting dual prism for the 40mm eyepiece
- Wooden tripod
- Steel mount with slow movement and flexibles
- Steel riser bar
- Wooden case

The instrument is in France.
It can be shipped at the buyers cost worldwide.

Price is 4000€.
An exchange with a watch (sport Rolex/Omega only) or a grand piano Pleyel or Erard (1/4 less than 2.1m) can be discussed.

Note that the Telementor isn't included in the sale.

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Note : next photo is prior restoration to check the serial number.
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  • Condition Vintage restored
  • Location France

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