Older sears telescope with case
Posted 03 April 2007 - 06:59 AM
Posted 03 April 2007 - 08:04 AM
Posted 03 April 2007 - 08:19 AM
I found some info on the net a while back about prices
The Sears Discoverer Model #6339-A (and similar models #6335 & 6344) 3" F/16 equatorials refractor was advertised from 1961 until 1974 for an average selling price of $200.00
Anything short of buying a old Sears catalog off Ebay which would be kind of neat people collect that stuff to.Althought the article says that current market value for these scopes would be $325-$400.I would think that would be the case for a telescope in the condition this one was in.
Posted 03 April 2007 - 08:20 PM
I'd been looking for one of these for about a year now and this is the first one that I've seen in such good condition and so complete, so of course I had to get it.
The one I got for Christmas in 1966 was not from Sears but was procured through a friend of the family who worked for Bausch and Lomb. It was a deluxe model with a pedestal instead of a tripod, a clock drive, and a second finder, 6x30, on the focuser structure. The brand name was "Scope" and was supported by the Berkey Photo company in New York, as I recall. Price in 1966 was about $180, almost the equivalent of $1500 now. I was brand new at the hobby at the time and didn't realize the instructions for using the setting circles were hokey, something about subtracting the difference in RA between the object I'm looking for and the sidereal time. In retrospect, I realize now that the RA circle was for the southern hemisphere.
Posted 03 April 2007 - 08:49 PM
Welcome to Cloudy Nights. Congratulations on your new telescope. It's a beauty. Tell us how it sees when you get it set up and post pics if possible. -Ken
Posted 03 April 2007 - 09:32 PM
I've spent some time in Tucson, way back when Nixon was president. Is Caruso's on 4th street and the Green Dolphin Bar still the student's hangout?
Posted 03 April 2007 - 09:36 PM
Keith that Tasco I bought was $499.00 in 1968.
Which Tasco? Mine has an original Dayton's pricetag on it for $199.99. Do you have a 15TE, or perhaps a 4"?
Posted 03 April 2007 - 09:46 PM
Posted 03 April 2007 - 09:47 PM
I'm not familiar with Caruso's but I lived down the street from the Green Dolphin for a while. It's changed hands and is called something else now. You might scarcely recognize Tucson now. It's changed greatly since I first came here in 1979.
Posted 04 April 2007 - 02:08 AM
Posted 04 April 2007 - 05:42 AM
If I remember correctly the only difference between the Tasco 10TE and the 15TE is that the 15TE came with the motor drive ,other than that it's the same scope.
Hello Roy I knew you find us
Posted 04 April 2007 - 09:14 AM