Interesting Tasco that I don't recognize. Beefy-looking mount, too.
Yes, these are very nice. Royal Astro optics I believe.
I was interested, until I saw the shipping cost. I know shipping prices have gone up, but that's a bit much.
It looks like all of the internal wood dividers and storage compartments are missing, as well.
Bad patch job on the inside of the lid.
I think it's a model 15TE because one photo of the mount shows a screw head that would hold the motor bracket. The model number he lists is probably the serial # on the focuser, which may place it around 1977. I think it used Styrofoam inserts in the case at that point and the white residue in the cover remains from the two scalloped pieces that closed down on the tube and legs. Stephen...The Tasco Answer Man will be be able to shed more light on it. I'm trying to resist. His packing will have to be meticulous since the case is missing all materials.
Edited by Marc-Andre, 26 July 2015 - 09:29 PM.