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#551 PawPaw

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Posted 29 October 2020 - 10:55 AM

What a great thread! I went through the whole thing this morning from start to finish. I really loved Edmund Scientific! Their catalogs and the Sears Christmas Wishbooks were always my favorites.

I totally agree and I still use their catalogs!  How many Edmunds can you count in this picture?

 

Bonus if you can name them!

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Posted 29 October 2020 - 02:30 PM

I don't recognize the two blue mounts. All the rest is Edmund, including the mount hiding under the 3" tripod.

Astroscan

Red tube 8" fork

6"  red tube can be fork or pier

in the back, all 3 whites,  4", 6", and 8",  names changed except for the 8" which is the "8"". 

 

Tallest in the back 4" refractor

3" refractor in front of that.

 

The mount underneath the 3" looks like a 6" grey pier type on tripod...hard to tell for sure in photo, only see one weight....??

 

You have the giant 50mm finder bracket on the 6" white reflector.

 

Most model numbers changed pending a single item like OTA only or the complete set up with mount. Lots of combo options.


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Posted 29 October 2020 - 03:16 PM

Neil.......The two blue mounts are not Edmund but GOTO.....Just did not want  to move them.

 

You nailed it.......The 6" red OTA is the model 3014....F/5 with the two inch focuser no finder on the fork mount.

 

The 6 inch f/8 newt is a 1975 Space challenger VI with the 2 inch focuser and 50mm finder.

 

Don

 

 

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Posted 29 October 2020 - 03:21 PM

Hey wait, it's the weights,  the weights.   That box in the barn with the boat stuff. ...ohh boyyy.  With the weights I'm back to the Super Heavy Duty 1.5"  shaft grey mount....

 

Now the Uni, the Meade RG, and I have to grab this weather to do the Ed 8" mount now too.  The Uni and RG are done......the Ed is in that box,,,has banding too...not too busy but happy hour in 30 min.....see what I can pull off here.


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Posted 30 October 2020 - 10:56 AM

This is my modest collection of Edmunds stuff.

 

Top is the equatorial star finder I bought off of CN for old times sake, and below is the 8X refractor I built from an Edmunds kit back in 1970. I still remember it cost me the princely sum o three dollars.smile.gif

 

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Posted 07 November 2020 - 06:52 PM

Here's the inventory, moving the basement. This should be the 8" Extra Heavy Duty everything. The parts are a recent find in a box that are original to this scope, in addition to matching old stock I've had.  The weights are original with added clip fit grey coffee can covers. 

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Posted 07 November 2020 - 07:02 PM

This is all moving from the basement, it's time.  Center of the far left edge is an extra restored RA housing, to the finished weights in the upper right corner. The long finished 4" and 6" mounts.

 

The center OTA is the fully restored loaded 6" for the posted mount. There are more 6" mounts posting shortly for the other OTA but I may not use the bare aluminum one - maybe.

I'm just going to say it here - the focusers are all original and all work fine. The focuser on the right had another part fall off recently thus the gap looking area on the left of the draw tube, but it still works just fine.

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Posted 07 November 2020 - 07:15 PM

There are two more 6" mounts here and what looks like some extras but little extra, maybe 5 weights, not sure. These could take the other two 6" OTA in the previous pictures.

 

The two covered OTA are 4", the one on the left is full restored complete, the right is a nice tube with parts worthy of resto.  The odd tall white tube is an Edmund built ATM that there is yet another mount option for.

 

Last picture is pretty much Edmund, most of it. The center 6" mount has a Jaegers drive and is the option for the previous super tall 6" ATM OTA. The table showing a lot of Edmund misc. is just that.  This all has to change, tired of it. 

 

 

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Posted 07 November 2020 - 07:33 PM

Almost done.

The top shelf is two 4" refractors. One mount is the grey just on the left of the 2X4, the other is the black mount laying down just right of the 2X4.  There is a 4" black reflector that is labeled "ANCHOR" but is late 50's after Edmund bought the company. Some extra tripod parts on this shelf. The two 4" refractor OTA are under the back box of parts. I'm not going there now, this shelf can stay in the basement out of the way. 

 

The fork and beige mounted red tubes can stay for now, tucked under the shelves. A little off center on the photo but it gets all this stuff in.

 

Almost forgot about the last photo stuff in box under a back table. Weights can be seen on the left. This is a very nice 4" on the beige pier in original boxes.  

 

I think this is it other than a lot of paperwork and misc. Ed parts with the misc. parts that are everywhere. There are a substantial number of eyepieces upstairs, RKE sets, pre RKE, actual black RKE, Edmund engraved volcano tops, some small cool Edmund stuff.... There used to be a lot more. Hard to imagine some 8" fork mounted have already gone and at least one 6" fork gone, and two Astroscans.....and I forgot the two Astroscans still here. I had 4 Astroscans a few weeks ago, two sold and two still here, and one more going quick to be down to one keeper.  

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Posted 07 November 2020 - 07:35 PM

Love the Edmund off-axis guider/focuser on the 8-inch!



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Posted 07 November 2020 - 07:44 PM

I found this pic on the comp from a few weeks ago before selling two. The white box on the left is an original early shipping box. The brown box in the middle is a custom wood built around shipping foam.  There are some red sacks, and several accessories on the wood box.  I'll be departing with my prized serial number #751 loaded with stuff including all the boxes.  I'm keeping a Carton production. This will be a weird flip for me to keep a newer scope and sell the oldest loaded one but it is time to start passing on appreciation for posterity. It feels good either way. 

 

I think this is it for major Edmund scope/mount type stuff.  New basement shortly. 

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Posted 07 November 2020 - 07:53 PM

Love the Edmund off-axis guider/focuser on the 8-inch!

Thanks John.  That's a rare one, original factory complete fork mount set up with that focuser.  I believe most of those style focusers sold as and OTA only assembly, or just the focuser itself.  Edmund had all the options. 



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Posted 10 November 2020 - 08:03 PM

Thanks John.  That's a rare one, original factory complete fork mount set up with that focuser.  I believe most of those style focusers sold as and OTA only assembly, or just the focuser itself.  Edmund had all the options. 

I remember Fred Janicke's (Amicus_Sidera) excellent thread on it: https://www.cloudyni...ider/?p=4781069.


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Posted 14 November 2020 - 11:47 AM

Ed Ting's Astroscan Appreciation   https://youtu.be/b7jtjWZ17Do



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Posted 19 January 2021 - 02:18 PM

A 1956  Edmund Scientific ad.

No 4 inch refractor yet, it came on board in 1956 but not when this ad went to print.

I've never seen this mounting for the 6 inch reflector.

Robert

 

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Posted 19 January 2021 - 03:18 PM

Make me look back! When i first started going to Edmunds, I had a bicycle and it seemed to take forever to go from Glendora too Barrington. Much later, I had a car and a Charge Card. Then they consolidated the Surplus to the back of the store. And introduced little "shopping carts.'  Too small ! I had no trouble filling the cart armed with a charge card ! went through their scopes, now down to 4 or 5 I think and many parts/optics....  

 

Please don't tell my Wife ! 


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Posted 23 January 2021 - 06:34 PM

classy 3in f/10 on yoke

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Posted 24 January 2021 - 11:34 AM

I really wanted one of the red tube 3” f10s when I was a kid but couldn’t afford one.  I’m sure in use the eyepiece could end up in orientations my now middle aged neck could never get to.  But the picture bring back memories of flipping through the old catalogs and dreaming...

 

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Posted 05 February 2021 - 08:19 PM

Here's a 1967 Edmund Scientific catalog in it's entirety:

https://archive.org/...1_0046/mode/2up

One of my favorite covers, catalog 671 was actually printed in 1966 as the first catalog for 1967, that

is why the catalog number is 671 (67 year, 1 catalog number for the catalog year)

 

Robert 

I spent months looking at every page of that catalog.

I convinced my Dad too get us the 3" reflector.   Loved that scope!


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Posted 06 February 2021 - 10:21 AM

page 126 of catalog is ad for a 42mm  refractor ($19.95)

has anyone ever have or try one?


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Posted 06 February 2021 - 08:14 PM

page 126 of catalog is ad for a 42mm  refractor ($19.95)

has anyone ever have or try one?

So i had this 42mm achro around f20 i think. I sold it around 2 years ago. I viewed planets, moon, trapezium, etc. Good for what it was, a little hard to use clamp mount and the focuser was a draw tube. The diagonal took microscope eyepieces.  I dont think it was a big seller for edmund. The 3 inch newtonian was a lot better for ten bucks more back then.

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Posted 07 February 2021 - 05:47 AM

f20  no color error  im betting 

first pic ive seen outside of ad

 

i built using there f25 50mm  lens (achro) cat no 30-187

from  "telescopes you can build"

it works well 

still have it 

good for solar viewing

 

i believe 

yours was same as lens  cat no 30-202

42mm(1.6)  41inch fl f25


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Posted 07 February 2021 - 10:14 AM

just checked old ad from 58 fawcett books

they had a 32mm version also

for a while 31 inch fl

lens cat 30-201

but by 67 was no longer advertised

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Posted 07 February 2021 - 11:13 AM

I still have an Edmund 42mm x 42" air-spaced doublet that I purchased back in the late 60's.  I mounted it once in a long cardboard tube.

IIRC, it gave very nice views, but everything seemed dim.

 

I should get it out and make a scope out of it again just for fun.


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Posted 08 February 2021 - 07:35 PM

this is my 2 inch f 25  edmund lens - body home built 

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