Selsi Astronomical Telescope 600x D=80mm / F=1200
Posted 31 March 2007 - 10:21 AM
This is one of those that were sold under different brand names such as Sears Discoverer,Mead 300,Towa 339 and yes Sans & Streiffe 618.
80mm adjustable cell f/15
This would be late 70's early 80's vintage
these sold new for around $259.00 and up
nice wood tripod this was the last of the good all metal scopes made from Japan in this time period before all the plastic started showing up. What's interesting about this model is that these are the contemporary cousin to the older Sears models this is a meld of time tested technology the newer mass-production methods.They have the same type of len's cell of 4-6339-A except in the new 80mm size and also the same focuser of the 6339 .The wood legs are the same and also the assy light on the tray. The most noticeable difference is the mount head and finder scope.
Posted 31 March 2007 - 10:23 AM
Posted 31 March 2007 - 10:24 AM
interesting enought the store name is Selsi.On the web site it looks like he has two of these scopes for sale #247(Ebay) and #271 (60mm)interesting web site www.selsioptics.com
this store is only about 30 min from were I live anyone interested ?
Posted 02 April 2007 - 06:22 AM
I had to stop reading it and put my glasses on!. And this guy is a authorized Meade dealer.I guess being in NY City anything can happen.Someone there paying 10,000 a month in rent might find it appealing as room ornament. I may give him a call to find out what the deal is .The scope listed on Ebay # 280099246600 is the same model, interesting enought the web site is www.selsioptics.com This scope in good condition would sell for $200.- .$300 .It's not as old as some of the other classic's