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#51 sgorton99

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 10:11 PM

I started the bidding trying to score my first real classic I live close enough to go and pick it up on company gas I have emailed the seller for length of time to be picked up. :DWish me luck, Thanks JWB


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#52 Ducky62

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 10:24 PM

1958 Coast 12.5" Treckerscope

No Primary Mirror
 

#53 Ducky62

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 10:33 PM

Another Ebay Newt

Coulter CT-100

Probably missing the label as the seller thinks it's from Japan. Has an EP No finder
 

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 12:25 AM

I'd like to have that. I seem to be attracted to the Treckerscopes but a major road trip for me especially with fuel at $4+ :bawling:
No primary and the OTA is stripped means the collectors won't be too interested so the price will be low and what a super structure to house a new premium mirror set.

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 01:12 AM

I know nothing of those but I presume the mount alone is "somewhat desirable"?
 

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 01:43 AM

To the right person it could be. I don't think a large heavy beast of a mount is as desirable as it was years ago.
I think now everyone is turning to the Dobsonian telescope for larger newts. Nothing wrong with a dob, very nice way to go.
But some prefer a solid tube for high resolution and a Equatorial mount with tracking for uninterrupted planetary observing and those few would be interested in the mount or the whole package.

 

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 08:28 AM

I wonder if the "G" means it is a Galaxy? Later than the seller's date.Perhaps someone else at the estate sale bought a mirror-in-a-box.
 

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 10:16 AM

I believe it is a Galaxy. The Galaxy was introduced in 1960 and Coast closed it's doors in 1961.
The 12.5" cost $1500 in 1960.
It's a beautiful telescope and has my name written all over it right down to the cool color. Too bad it's missing the primary and the hydroglide focuser, but no sense crying over spilt milk, we must go on with life and pop a Carl Zambuto primary in it an original would be impossible to find.
Round trip for me is $600 for fuel, another $200 lodging 4 nights, Mickey D $20 for 4 dinners, just too much and I can't leave work that long.

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 10:47 AM

Robert,

Perhaps you could have a local person pick it up. I've done this a few times from California to Kansas to Texas. I have a ranch in Texas, friends I visit regularly in Kansas, and Tim shipped me the Gramps from CA.
Consider the missing parts, such as the most critical and major hearts of a scope, such as the PRIMARY and DRIVE!!, and topped with pickup only, it may not take a bid at 300.
If those in this forum take a HOLD (I'm not interested), and no one else bids, you might want to keep your finger on the send button to make an offer if it doesn't take a bid, and set up some delivery.
I'm thinking of trying for the Mt. Pinos Vintage Blast from the Past, and could retrieve it to Denver Metro, CO area. All that is hanging on the company I jump through hoops for to plug holes.

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 10:47 AM

Hopefully Lew will chime in on this one. It looks like a Galaxy to me.

If I had made a 12.5" mirror this last March, instead of the 8", I'd seriously consider this. Fountain Valley (I used to live there) is only about 40 miles from me. Wish I had the time and space for this, but I don't.

Interestingly, the fellow who sold me the Cave 10" DK has a 10" Galaxy. I think that one is in Lew's registry.

I'm with you, Robert. Dobs are nice, particularly for truly large apertures, but it's hard to beat a clock-driven equatorial mount for planetary.

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 11:57 AM


http://cgi.ebay.com/...e=STRK:MEWAX:IT
 

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 12:04 PM

http://cgi.ebay.com/...e=STRK:MEWAX:IT

Overpriced.
Meaningfully.
 

#63 Scott in NC

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 02:05 PM

http://cgi.ebay.com/...e=STRK:MEWAX:IT


It looks to be in quite nice shape. But then, I don't know what the going rate is for the Tasco 76/1200s, and am only familiar with the usual price for the Tasco 60/1000s as a comparison figure.
 

#64 Jon Marinello

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 03:23 PM

Interesting that it looks to be very, very close to a Sears No. 4 6339-A. The lens, cell and OTA are the same. Finder scope is different. The one of the 6339-A is much nicer and I think larger. The mount is very similar though.

But I think this is overpriced. By at least $100 at the starting bid. And I mean at least. Too bad, its a nice scope for sure!

I have a Tasco 10-TE coming today from New York. The mount has some kind of problem where the counterweight shaft screws into the mount. But I'm only paying $125 for it and the guy drove it out here form NY! :jump: Obviously he needed to come for other reasons but he held it for me for over a month or two and is making a trip up from Long Beach to bring it to me and do some personal business here. I can't wait to see it. I will of course post pictures and details later this evening.

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 03:43 PM

Very cool, Jon. Hope the mount proves to be fixable and the rest is in good shape. I'd like to see pics if you ever get around to taking and posting some.
 

#66 Jon Marinello

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 03:44 PM

Hey Scott. I will post them this evening. jon
 

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 07:41 PM

Thank you all. As some of you said the scope seems to be in good shape and the mount too but the price seemed high to me.
 

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 07:46 PM

I wanted to get it on here before it disappears so I didn't look too closely but this Unitron seems reasonably cheap by recent sale prices.

1950s Unitron 140 BIN on Ebay

I'm going to kick myself for not buying this. If there was a pic of the objective I probably would have. Y'alls restoration threads kinda scare me.

Update: it lasted for almost exactly one hour after I posted this.
 

#69 Jon Marinello

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 07:46 PM

My 10TE just arrived and the story is interesting the say the least. Just started a new post on it and will be uploading pictures shortly.
 

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 10:03 AM

I wanted to get it on here before it disappears so I didn't look too closely but this Unitron seems reasonably cheap by recent sale prices.

1950s Unitron 140 BIN on Ebay

I'm going to kick myself for not buying this. If there was a pic of the objective I probably would have. Y'alls restoration threads kinda scare me.

Update: it lasted for almost exactly one hour after I posted this.



Wow! that is a older one and i used to have a 60mm just like it. Very good price to..john
 

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 06:31 PM

http://bloomington.c...2370421161.html
 

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 06:34 PM

Only it's a Criterion!

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#73 Jason H.

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 09:43 PM

This one has a wooden case and is EQ
VINTAGE TELESCOPE - $40 (TEMPE/MESA)
http://phoenix.craig...2368435831.html

This ones interesting too, owner says it's a Japanese Towa w/EQ and 80mm

Vintage 80mm Lens Telescope with Equatorial Mount + Tripod: Japan made - $150 (los gatos)
http://sfbay.craigsl...2366684777.html


This one looked fairly interesting for the price

Antique Sextant Scope Telescope - $20 (Bainbridge Island)
http://seattle.craig...2365503926.html


A Bausch and Lomb Professional 560 - 114mm reflector, made in Japan, on an EQ mount.

Bausch and Lomb telescope - $200 (Williamson NY)
http://rochester.cra...2351820024.html


A nice looking Sears 6333 EQ with minty looking wooden box

Sears Discoverer Telescope - $100 (Lindsborg)
http://salina.craigs...2361828504.html


A 3" brass Bardou Telescope with 1.5" eyepiece in family for 100 years

Large Brass Floor Standing Telescope - $3700 (Hudson, NY)
http://hudsonvalley....2371098733.html


And lastly a 10" Criterion Dynascope!

dynoscope 10 - $1500 (carrollton)
http://akroncanton.c...2357009958.html


Jason W. Higley
 

#74 Jason H.

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 11:02 PM

60mm Monolux on a fascinating mount

old telescope - $75 (arlington)
http://seattle.craig...2359693903.html


Japanese made Milben, 60mm w/multi-power eyepiece

Milben telescope - $80 (Farmington Hills)
http://detroit.craig...2368584876.html

1972 ball-shaped Questar (no photo), owner says it was only in production several months, has Cervit upgrade mirror
Questar Telescope - $2500 (Bailey)
http://denver.craigs...2369786253.html
(EDIT - ABOVE LINK ADDED)

Don't know if this one's still around (but the link is there) to an interesting looking EQ black Sears scope
Celestial Telescope. - $35 (Ogden Area)
http://wilmington.cr...2295478591.html


Selsi 4.5 reflector on EQ
Telescope large 4 1/2 (mccall)
http://boise.craigsl...2307943609.html

Tasco, not EQ, but price and period look nice.
Telescope with Tripod - $25 (Meyerland (Hillcroft/Braeswood))
http://houston.craig...2355076276.html


Meade 826 with lunar lander feet

1970s Meade 826 Telescope - $150 (Lawrence, KS)
http://lawrence.crai...2332402003.html

Jason W. Higley
 

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 08:49 AM

http://cgi.ebay.co.u...929806375850092
 


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