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ToHo H-45 (Eikow) 114mm x 1200mm VERY COOL!!!

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#1 Compressorguy

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 07:27 PM

This arrived today. Packed pretty well. Owner used pillow stuffing. No damage, so worked pretty well. I think the owner could have screwed a couple more brackets into the case!!

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 07:31 PM

Opened the case and was greeted with this!!!! I know what your thinking. Yeh, I've never seen one either.

Scope shown in its "stored" position.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 07:32 PM

Cool mfg/inspection symbol

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 07:35 PM

This screwdriver was included. Man, this looks familiar. Could it be the same as supplied with early Unitron tool cases. Mine is missing from my #150........or was it??

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 07:50 PM

Those are so cool! Let's see a picture with the mirror extended.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 07:53 PM

Ok, here you go Steve.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 07:54 PM

A little closer up.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 07:59 PM

Mirror cell, with cover

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 08:02 PM

Cover removed. I wonder if the red paint was put on the retaining screws by the mfg? :grin: Here we go again!

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 08:06 PM

Eyepiece turret (very cool)and 6x30 finder. The turret works very smoothly and has very positive click stops.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 08:11 PM

Down the tube. 3 vane spider. Notice the extra thick tube end ring. This and the other stored position ring closer to the focuser help balance the tube.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 08:11 PM

Very nice Scott. You find cool stuff!

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 08:17 PM

The label with upside down Y (Eikow). Never heard of ToHo but this scope appears in the '67 and '72 Eikow brochures. With my scope (legs, fixed height) matching the '72.

Yes, I already looked under the label. Nothing....

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 08:28 PM

Very interesting. :bow: Nice find Scott. :bow:

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 08:32 PM

So-o-o-o-o-o-o cool!!

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 08:43 PM

Thanks guy's. It's pretty amazing how these scopes just fade into obscurity, just to be unearthed (literally sometimes) and re-discovered decades later. This one came out of T.N. and was listd as a 4" refractor.

Here's another of the tube end.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 08:55 PM

Another view. 6x30 finder, crosshairs intact. 5mm, 12.5mm and 25mm eyepieces.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 08:58 PM

How about the mount, look familiar?

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 09:00 PM

Shaft appears approx 3/4"

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 09:02 PM

Top view.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 09:05 PM

Better side view. Nice pointer.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 09:10 PM

Dec slow motion adj. Does anyone recognize this mount? Is it similar to a Swift mount? The reason I ask is that I am missing the DEC lock handle. It basically looks like a small screwdriver and is threaded on the end.

Anyone got an extra?? Pretty please!

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 09:13 PM

This is where the DEC lock handle would go. Previous owner installed a screw. Holds ok but a pain to use!!

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 09:16 PM

Bottom up. The other set of holes are where the rods go through for storage.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 09:20 PM

Another view of the rear cell. Red paint on the retainers. Mirror appears to be in good condition, just a little dirty and a finger print or two. I may just clean it in place since it is easy to get to.

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