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#51 AstroPhys

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Posted 06 November 2014 - 05:31 PM

TASCO TELESCOPE with MOUNT 60MM 910MM

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=STRK:MEBIDX:IT


 

#52 starman876

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Posted 06 November 2014 - 09:56 PM

I see it is business as usual :lol:


 

#53 starman876

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Posted 06 November 2014 - 10:10 PM

http://www.ebay.com/...=item58b7ed1e5b

 

I really do not know what to say about this listing.

 

However, if you have some vintage plumbing or you need some mufler clamps this is not a bad deal :lol:

 

Some of the parts are interesting, the rest are a mystery.

 

But for about $1000 you can really have some fun.


Edited by starman876, 06 November 2014 - 10:12 PM.

 

#54 Ken Launie

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Posted 07 November 2014 - 01:42 AM

'Didn't know that W&S was in the rifle scope business....

 

Warner & Swasey Model 1913 Telescopic Musket Sight - SB: $250....

 

http://www.auctionzi...campaign=alerts

They were responsible for all sorts of optics, from big depression rangefinders for coastal defense, at least two different military gunsights like that one, binoculars, terrestrial telescopes and of course the mountings for all sorts of observatory astronomical telescopes ranging from small ones for schools to the Lick and Yerkes refractors, as well as some big reflectors. Ambrose Swasey and Worcester Warner were mechanical engineers who made their fortune manufacturing machine tools, with the telescopes an outgrowth of their love of astronomy. It has been claimed that they ultimately never made a profit on their astronomical telescopes, that they continued because of the challenge and prestige, and because they liked doing them.

 

The W&S musket sights seem to be avidly sought by some; they seldom seem to be in good condition, often more mangled than this one. Perhaps it was conditions in the trenches or something. The auctioneer is estimating $5-900 for it, even with a damaged eyecup and missing paint.


 

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Posted 07 November 2014 - 09:36 AM

http://www.ebay.com/...=item58b7ed1e5b

 

I really do not know what to say about this listing.

 

However, if you have some vintage plumbing or you need some mufler clamps this is not a bad deal :lol:

 

Some of the parts are interesting, the rest are a mystery.

 

But for about $1000 you can really have some fun.

 

Check out the lens dust caps. They appear to be made of leather and are laced together with leather. Also check out the objective on the bigger one. It looks like someone took a hammer to it! OUCH!


 

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Posted 07 November 2014 - 09:43 AM

With a little clean up, the wooden box could be quite nice.

 

That and the muffler clamp, it could be worth it.


 

#57 Chuck Hards

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Posted 07 November 2014 - 09:51 AM

The polar shaft has been inserted into the casting from the wrong end, on the large one.

 

I like the tube clamps.  Not many ATMs make good use of an anvil anymore.  ;)


 

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Posted 07 November 2014 - 10:34 AM

What's with the pox of grommets on the side of that one box. The whole shebang just oozes 1950s garage kludge.  


 

#59 Chuck Hards

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Posted 07 November 2014 - 10:53 AM

What's with the pox of grommets on the side of that one box. The whole shebang just oozes 1950s garage kludge.  

 "the pox of grommets"  I love it!  

 

You don't develop that kind of descriptive style writing grants, lol!  


 

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Posted 07 November 2014 - 11:19 AM

For the 50mm fashionista! This one looks mint. Maybe a tad overpriced but very nice and totally complete. The box doesn't look like it was left out in the rain or under a stack of newspapers in the garage like most do.

 

http://www.cloudynig...29-tasco-6te-5/


 

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Posted 07 November 2014 - 02:38 PM

Pentax 102/1200 with a nice number of eyepieces up in the great white North.

 

http://anchorage.cra...4749275242.html


 

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Posted 07 November 2014 - 04:08 PM

http://m.ebay.com/it...9154?nav=SEARCH
Interesting ties between -Radio Shack brand Micronta, and Lafayette..
Pretty scope!
 

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Posted 07 November 2014 - 04:59 PM

Pentax 102/1200 with a nice number of eyepieces up in the great white North.

 

http://anchorage.cra...4749275242.html

 

I used to have one of those, and the 65mm Apo as well.  Wish I'd never sold either.  Wonder if he'd ship it...


 

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Posted 07 November 2014 - 05:15 PM

Pentax 102/1200 with a nice number of eyepieces up in the great white North.

 

http://anchorage.cra...4749275242.html

 

Ooooooooo!!!!!  :shocked:

 

:love:


 

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Posted 07 November 2014 - 07:57 PM

Pentax 102/1200 with a nice number of eyepieces up in the great white North.

 

http://anchorage.cra...4749275242.html

Wiping drool off screen: :bugeyes:


 

#66 SandyHouTex

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Posted 07 November 2014 - 09:00 PM

For the 50mm fashionista! This one looks mint. Maybe a tad overpriced but very nice and totally complete. The box doesn't look like it was left out in the rain or under a stack of newspapers in the garage like most do.

 

http://www.cloudynig...29-tasco-6te-5/

 

I bought 2 of those around 2 years ago on eBay and Astromart for $65.


 

#67 Chuck Hards

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Posted 07 November 2014 - 10:17 PM

 

For the 50mm fashionista! This one looks mint. Maybe a tad overpriced but very nice and totally complete. The box doesn't look like it was left out in the rain or under a stack of newspapers in the garage like most do.

 

http://www.cloudynig...29-tasco-6te-5/

 

I bought 2 of those around 2 years ago on eBay and Astromart for $65.

 

 

I bought 2 of them last month, one in perfect condition.  Great little scopes, but I agree that he's asking above top-dollar. Unless a good box is worth what the scope itself is...


 

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Posted 08 November 2014 - 11:12 AM

RARE-OBSERVITORY GRADE "CARL ZIESS" 10 20 & 50 X TELESCOPE OR PROJECTION LENSES

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

 

 

Anyone have a clue what these are about? They sure look interesting.


 

#69 Bob Myler

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Posted 08 November 2014 - 11:13 AM

Ellipsograph and Maksutov Telescope - SB $50 on AuctionZip....

 

http://www.auctionzi...campaign=alerts

 

 

Unitron Super Unihex with the 60mm eyepiece - $659.95 on Amart....

 

http://www.astromart...ified_id=871132

 

 

Hours with a Three Inch Telescope - $360 on Amart....

 

http://www.astromart...ified_id=871166


 

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Posted 08 November 2014 - 11:44 AM

Noticed this C8 on local CL this morning. What's up with the tripod? How are the optics on the older C8? I'm guessing the OTA is easily worth $250 if in reasonable shape.

http://allentown.cra...4751848964.html
 

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Posted 08 November 2014 - 12:29 PM

Noticed this C8 on local CL this morning. What's up with the tripod? How are the optics on the older C8? I'm guessing the OTA is easily worth $250 if in reasonable shape.

http://allentown.cra...4751848964.html

Very nice example of the Tuthill Isostatic tripod!


 

#72 Ken Launie

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Posted 08 November 2014 - 01:25 PM

RARE-OBSERVITORY GRADE "CARL ZIESS" 10 20 & 50 X TELESCOPE OR PROJECTION LENSES

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

 

 

Anyone have a clue what these are about? They sure look interesting.

Looks like they are projection lenses for a Zeiss optical comparator, used for part measurement. Despite the listing's title they have nothing to do with telescopes (unless you're using one to measure a telescope part). Another clue is the four metric gage blocks (25, 50, 75 and 100 mm long), standard references used for zeroing measurements. Comparator optics are designed to be telecentric, with the image size not changing with focus. Essentially a silhouette of what you want to measure is projected on a screen. When in focus you move the part relative to crosshairs on the screen to measure the size of features. Russell Porter of ATM fame worked on the design of comparators for Hartness at Jones and Lamson in Springfield, VT early in the 20th century.

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Posted 08 November 2014 - 04:45 PM

A Carton 100/1300 in Windsor, Ontario from early October. Just across the border.

 

http://www.kijiji.ca...gationFlag=true


 

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Posted 08 November 2014 - 07:59 PM

Sacramento, CA - 965 Tasco 10TE-5 refractor 'in fantastic condition' - $250 on Amart....

 

http://www.astromart...ified_id=871215

 

 

Dust Caps For Edmund Scientific Co. 4.25" F10.6 Reflector - $28.95....

 

http://www.cloudynig...f106-reflector/


Edited by Bob Myler, 08 November 2014 - 08:00 PM.

 

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Posted 08 November 2014 - 09:14 PM

What's with the pox of grommets on the side of that one box. The whole shebang just oozes 1950s garage kludge.  

The leather caps give it Beatnik S&M quality. Cool pile of Junk.


 


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