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Lafayette Reflector on eBay

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#1 Glassthrower

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 06:52 AM

Here's one you don't see often - a Lafayette reflector.

http://cgi.ebay.com/...em=160117192223

Condition looks pretty nice, but the mount is waaaaaay too undersized.

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 05:14 PM

That model, the Lafayette Meteor 4" reflector, was my first and only telescope that I had from 1968 up until 9 years ago. The mount is an alt-azimuth mount and it actually worked pretty well, considering that it was a cast pot-metal design. The finder is a total joke, basically acts just a pointing tube. I replaced mine with a 6x30 Edmund finder.

Here's an ancient shot of my old scope:

http://www.pbase.com.../image/37115863

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 05:40 PM

Good picture...Love the Map of the Heavens. Just purchased one in new condition and had it laminated. Very purty.
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Posted 15 May 2007 - 11:39 PM

Its amazing to think that Lafayette carried this- d'ya think General Washington ever got a chance to use it?

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