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#376 jragsdale

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Posted 04 June 2021 - 11:00 AM

Just purchased an 831 (#643068) from Rochester, NY. Good condition, only missing dust cap and manual. Works well, very minor restore to commence shortly. Any way to tell approximate age? Hand written note in the case says 1961?

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#377 CharlieB

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Posted 04 June 2021 - 09:56 PM

1964.  The first two digits are the year of manufacture.   Should be a great scope.


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#378 Ken Sturrock

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Posted 26 June 2021 - 06:11 PM

Here is an over-due* update. There are two or three new instruments.

 

 

Attached File  Swift_Registry-26JUN2021.pdf   146.78KB   40 downloads

 

 

 

 

 

* = The delay was caused by the need to edit a bunch of hyperlinks which no longer worked (mostly on CN, embarrassingly). Some pointed to content that was deleted on the remote site. Others, however, involved formatting. It appears that either Cloudy Nights, Excel or the PDF conversion program started mangling URLs which use "#entry" so I hand converted them to "/?p=".


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#379 Lew Chilton

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Posted 04 July 2021 - 03:41 AM

Chuck,

 

I am the owner of Swift 839 #61163 and #61206. You have mistyped the name of my city. It is Northridge (one word).

 

Thanks,

 

Lew Chilton

 

P.S. I started the Swift Registry way back when but gave it up. However, I still maintain the registries for Coast Instrument Treckerscopes and the J.W. Fecker Celestars.


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#380 Ken Sturrock

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Posted 08 July 2021 - 10:29 PM

I am the owner of Swift 839 #61163 and #61206. You have mistyped the name of my city. It is Northridge (one word).

 

Thanks, Lew. Both instruments, as well as the spelling of your city, have been correct for the past few years. This thread contains many editions of the registry. If you see anything else, please let me know.



#381 Ken Sturrock

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Posted 08 January 2022 - 09:34 PM

Here's a delayed update to the Swift Registry. As always, corrections and updates are welcome.

 

Attached File  Swift_Registry-08JAN2022.pdf   147.99KB   20 downloads


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#382 Retiredbob

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Posted 09 January 2022 - 09:32 AM

As I've posted in another thread, I have a Swift 856 Cat from the mid 1980s.  They seem to be a bit rare (since I can only find a few mention of them in other threads).  Does it need to be registered in your list or is the list only for refractors?  Thanks!



#383 Kasmos

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Posted 09 January 2022 - 02:19 PM

As I've posted in another thread, I have a Swift 856 Cat from the mid 1980s.  They seem to be a bit rare (since I can only find a few mention of them in other threads).  Does it need to be registered in your list or is the list only for refractors?  Thanks!

If you look at the list it only includes the early 60's refractors that have serial numbers (838, 839, 831), and the 816 and satellite scopes.



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Posted 09 January 2022 - 03:59 PM

Thanks for the clarification.

 

I've not stumbled upon much on the Swift 856.  Any suggestions as to where to look for more information?



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Posted 10 January 2022 - 01:50 AM

Thanks for the clarification.

 

I've not stumbled upon much on the Swift 856.  Any suggestions as to where to look for more information?

A simple Google search came up with these, but since it appears to be a Towa someone might be able to tell you the name and model number of others you can expand a the search. I believe they were sold by Jason for one.

 

https://www.cloudyni...m-catadioptric/

 

https://www.cloudyni...-serial-number/

 

https://www.cloudyni...ones-reflector/

 

https://www.cloudyni...idered-classic/



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Posted Yesterday, 03:20 AM

I accidentally bought this Swift 839 scope mid December and i was informed that there is a registry for them. How would one go about registering their scope? Thank you.
It's been tons of fun to use. The optics are amazing.

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#387 Kasmos

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Posted Yesterday, 04:37 AM

How would one go about registering their scope? 

You just did. grin.gif

 

Besides the serial# (which is readable in your photo) they usually like a few words describing it. Completeness, where it came from, etc.


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#388 Nick Will

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Posted Yesterday, 11:00 AM

I found this 831 on FBM. Seller lived in Ocala FL and got it from a storage unit auction. Its in 7 of 10 condition cosmetically and is missing tripod & hub. I cleaned off the OTA last night and found 2 shallow dents in the tube. The lens looks good but has slight mold witness between the elements.

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Posted Yesterday, 08:45 PM

You just did. grin.gif
 
Besides the serial# (which is readable in your photo) they usually like a few words describing it. Completeness, where it came from, etc.


I see well. I got it on eBay. I accidentally bid on it because I neglected to turn off my phone screen and stuck it in my pocket. My pocket bid it up to $200US and when I woke up the next morning I had a message on my phone saying "congratulations. You won this item. Pay now". The seller was located in Johns Island, South Carolina
It is totally complete. Including the original hay packing material (hay wrapped in paper) the only damage is to one of the wood spacers (the one on the eyepiece side). The pegs that separate the legs have been removed no idea why. The scope is beautiful it was well taken care of and will continue to be while I'm it's caretaker.
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