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#1 Glassthrower

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 08:11 AM

A few words about this list and how to use it :

First, almost any lengthy discussion about a particular vintage scope evolves into a larger
discussion about many classic scopes. For example, someone posts a message seeking
information about restoring an old orange-tube C8. The next thing you know, several
people are trading memories about all of Celestron's old orange tubes, including the C5.
Or, someone posts a message about the Edmund AstroScan, and after 20 replies the
discussion evolves into a history lesson about the Edmund company. So, what I am getting
at here is this : organizing a list such as this and breaking it down by model # would be
pointless. This would require reading every thread in it's entirety and making note of each
model discussed in that thread. A daunting task when one considers the 17 pages of Classic
Scope archives. To make this task remotely doable, I have broken down the list according
to manufacturer only. Every Classics discussion that involved a particular manufacturer and
every such discussion that generated a fair amount of replies (say, more than 6 or 8) is
listed here. Very brief discussions or threads with little or no replies were not listed. That does
not mean they lack useful information, it just means I had to draw a line somewhere to keep
this list manageable and without it turning into a duplicate of the forums listing itself.

So, you are seeking information on a particular model of scope and you are confronted with
this long list of links.......now what? If you are seeking information about the Edmund AstroScan,
then start at the top of the Edmunds' list and start clicking. The thread in question will load and
you can quickly see if the initial post was about the AstroScan. If not, then close that thread and
click on another Edmund link. Keep doing so until you find a discussion about the AstroScan.
Also, many threads (especially the long ones that go on for several pages of replies) tend to drift
from one model to another. An Edmund reflector discussion may well evolve and provide some
useful information about other Edmund scopes. This list of links is intended to give those seeking
information a starting point and is not intended as an exhaustive list of every model ever discussed
in this forum.

Obviously, I have not read all of the threads below in their entirety. Some may wander off-topic, or
some may digress into silliness that has nothing to do with a particular scope. If anyone finds a link
of this nature (that is misclassified, inappropriate, or otherwise not suited for this master list), please
PM me so I may change or remove it. This list is a work in progress, so it will evolve over time in
much the same way the discussions themselves evolve. I also encourage all regulars to this forum to
contribute their favorite Classics threads. If anyone is aware of a relevant discussion that belongs on
this list, please PM me so I may include it.

Ok, without further ado, here is the list. Enjoy.

MASTER LIST OF CLASSIC SCOPES DISCUSSED IN THIS FORUM :
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(in alphabetical order)

ADAMS

http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1633809


ARMY ELBOW SCOPE

http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1376314


ASTRO

http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/564043


BRANDON / VERNONSCOPE

http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/550361
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1083779
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1061998
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/852644
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1645507


BRASHEAR

http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/668600


BUSHNELL

http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1332120
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/608092
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/467560
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/463960


CARTON

http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1277605
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1692323


CAVE

http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1488356
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1430911
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1290598
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1349593
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1305875
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1232041
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1163593
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/838438
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/782839
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/655720
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/542083
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1660281
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1713821
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1641493


CELESTRON

http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1346689
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1301870
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1250545
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/762418
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1222238
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/645583
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/787277
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/685970
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/673338
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/672430
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/602083
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/500961
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/478687
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/125031
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/167085
http://www.cloudynig.../0/Number/93727
http://www.cloudynig.../0/Number/18740
http://www.cloudynig...t/0/Number/9761
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1571252
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1613696


"CIRCLE T"

http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1549583


CLARK

http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1501887
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1339329
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/832478
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/895231
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/592146
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1625304
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1712026


CLAVE

http://www.cloudynig...t/0/Number/9897


COOKE

http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1628576


COULTER

http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1243903
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/652227
http://www.cloudynig.../0/Number/62139
http://www.cloudynig...Number/1566682/


CRESCENT

http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1661665


CRITERION

http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1489287
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1483059
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1461296
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1397058
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1388956
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1269839
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1224783
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1181307
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1054756
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/295074
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/580210
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/257517
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/134984
http://www.cloudynig...Number/1557944/
http://www.cloudynig...Number/1575494/
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1575494
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1607095
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1698828


DANUBIA

http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1698673
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1694734
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1701201


EDMUND

http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1486729
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1459639
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1417409
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1388956
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/957846
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1226194
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1139359
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1130469
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1124813
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1108306
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1054602
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1018386
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1022380
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/709723
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/601106
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/130518
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/631241
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/619255
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/455962
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/142642
http://www.cloudynig.../0/Number/30988
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1560648
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1372126
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1626159
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1621516
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1694019


ESCO

http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1212813


FECKER

http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1062157
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/544981
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1580934
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1632272
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1665173
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1690717


FOCAL

http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1224610


GILBERT

http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1355262


GOTO

http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1383232
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1487459
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/747339
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/588363
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1383232
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1586015
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1604405
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1717311


JAEGERS

http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1398299
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1208540
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/312511
http://www.cloudynig.../0/Number/20824
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1648578
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1715843


JASON

http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1617233


JC PENNY

http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1343960
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/687848
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1710444


JUPITER

http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/962173
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1574705


LAFAYETTE

http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1340311
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1320718
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1277654
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/494740
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1706716


MANON/MAYFLOWER

http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1422877
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1329887
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/135438
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1573459
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1414502
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1393091
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/212747
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1569295
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1573459
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1620460
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1654165


MEADE

http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1504083
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1318629
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1330984
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/684255
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/963268
http://www.cloudynig.../0/Number/33978
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/757684
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/555475
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/469386
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1630870
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1681117
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1691873
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1712374
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1723250


MERZ

http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1288393


MEYROWITZ

http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/145793


MICRONTA

http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1571574
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1617713


MIRADOR

http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1719247


MIYUGI KODEN

http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/116891


MIZAR

http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1332154


MOGEY

http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1329121
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1045054
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/667329
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/704036


MONOLUX

http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1500193
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1620338


MOONWATCH SCOPES

http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/779632


NIPPON KOGAKU / NIKON

http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1347253
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1240118
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/913457
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1674533
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1689188


OPTICA

http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1052493
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1598932


OPTICAL CRAFTSMEN

http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/589045
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/569860


PARKS

http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1408326
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1117019


PENTAX

http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1529539
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/685156
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1581440
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1641206
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1696083


PRINZ

http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1615444


QUANTUM

http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1507837
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1169410
http://www.cloudynig.../0/Number/22722
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1698030


ROSS

http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1564707


ROYAL ASTRO

http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1239149
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/561083
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/714918


SANS & STREIFFE

http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1490040
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1473298
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1437154
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1433663

SCOPE

http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1605303


SEARS

http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1514615
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1516215
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1508011
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1414775
http://www.cloudynig...t/0/Number/6736
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1335985
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1282208
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/821070
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/999579
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1054896
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/556876
http://www.cloudynig.../0/Number/52514
http://www.cloudynig...Number/1559038/
http://www.cloudynig...Number/1570797/
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1586318
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1627586
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1620378


SELSI

http://www.cloudynig...&Number=1276177
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/119984
http://www.cloudynig...Number/1560473/
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1577407


SHIMADZU SEISAKUSHO

http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1498084


SPACEMASTER

http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1493434


SPI (Southern Precision Instruments)

http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1704690


STARMASTER

http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1555598


STARLINER

http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1660936


SWIFT

http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1333323
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1115213
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/931197


TASCO

http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1517665
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1515222
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1229743
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1470833
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1459304
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1390876
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/700714
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1208331
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1204609
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1173990
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1014811
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/994582
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/910515
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/800895
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/807570
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/681836
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/794515
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/673927
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/592103
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/610498
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/205639
http://www.cloudynig.../0/Number/60756
http://www.cloudynig.../0/Number/51189
http://www.cloudynig.../0/Number/48502
http://www.cloudynig...Number/1569497/
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1593719
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1613911
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1599515
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1653656
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1569497
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1691956
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1713219


TELEVUE

http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1493985
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1493985


TOWA

http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1430499
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1155941
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/804623
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/609155
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/601780
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/200933
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1587492

TOWER

http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/154486


TRECKERSCOPE

http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/916005
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/308821


UNITRON / POLAREX

http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1514889
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1506972
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1479664
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1468015
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1462611
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1420728
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1430147
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1397823
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1381950
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1356353
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1245651
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1216316
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1225448
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1196319
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1162605
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1046407
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/786435
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/515092
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/400820
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/470532
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/160061
http://www.cloudynig.../0/Number/70049
http://www.cloudynig...Number/1555095/
http://www.cloudynig...Number/1560710/
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1580411
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1582775
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1589953
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1672391
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1674038
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1716172


UNIVERSE

http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1718040


VEGA

http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1098654
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1037847
http://www.cloudynig...0/Number/517473


YAMATAR

http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1711107


ZEISS

http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1432472
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1118988
http://www.cloudynig.../Number/1109373


#2 Glassthrower

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 04:42 PM

Also feel free to post suggested links to this thread in the form of replies.

Regards and clear classic skies,

MikeG

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 04:53 PM

Well done, Mike! It was a lot of work, but you have created a valuable source of information for all of us! Thank you! :bow:

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 10:17 PM

This is excellent Mike, thanks for all your hard work. Much appreciated.

Jae

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Posted 17 April 2007 - 07:50 AM

Thanks for your efforts, Mike! :bow:
I'm sure that list will come in very handy... :ubetcha:

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Posted 17 April 2007 - 08:59 AM

Mike that is a HUGE amount of work
We just put you in for moderator of the year!!!
Thank you!!! didn't realize how many threads I missed
Paul

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 05:50 PM

I edited the list today and added some more links from the archive.

The newer links I added will be at the end of their respective lists.

Manufacturers with new links :

Celestron : 1
Coulter : 1
Criterion : 2
Edmund : 1
Jupiter : 1
Manon : 1
Mayflower : 1
Sears : 2
Selsi : 2
Tasco : 1
Unitron : 2

Manufacturers new to the list and new links :

"Circle T" : 1
Ross : 1
Starmaster : 1

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 08:54 PM

Excellent job Mike
Thanks for all your hard work.
Bill

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Posted 22 July 2007 - 11:15 AM

UPDATE - July 22, 2007

Manufacturers with new links :

Manon/Mayflower : 3
Criterion : 3
Unitron/Polarex : 5
Goto : 4
Pentax : 3
Tasco : 7
Optica : 1
Fecker : 4
Towa : 1
Celestron : 1
Sears : 3
Edmund : 4
Monolux : 1
Clark : 2
Meade : 5
Jaegers : 2
Brandon : 1
Cave : 3
Nikon : 2
Carton : 1
Quantum : 1
Lafayette : 1
JC Penney : 1
Televue : 1
Zeiss : 1

Manufacturers new to the list and new links :

Scope : 1
Micronta : 2
Jason : 1
Gilbert : 1
Adams : 1
Prinz : 1
Crescent : 1
Starliner : 1
Danubia : 3
Yamatar : 1
SPI : 1
Universe : 1
Mirador : 1

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Posted 22 July 2007 - 03:56 PM

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