I finished up importing all of the Catalogs and Manuals!
All together, 127 Catalogs and 68 Manuals have been added however the following 4 .PDF files are either missing or corrupt on the Wayback archives:
Catalog: 1983 Edmund Holiday Sale Catalog, astronomical section, 3 pages, color (22 MB). Courtesy of Barry Carter
Catalog: Early 1960s ANRA Catalog, (subsequently known as The Optical Craftsmen) 19 pages, color (8 MB). Courtesy of Scott Losmandy
Manual: 1962 Tinsley 8" Cassegrain Manual, 15 double pages, black and white (5.5 MB). Courtesy of Scott Losmandy
Manual: 1982 Celestron Schmidt Cameras Manual, 16 double pages, black and white (9.5 MB). Courtesy of Mike Oneal
If anyone has a good copy of these, please PM me or sign up and upload the files yourself!
The official website is: TELESCOPE::Classics http://wiki.telescopeclassics.com
I hope the layout works for you! There will most certainly be changes, some major and some not so noticeable as I get feedback and come up with other changes and additions. The PRIMARY purpose of this site is to provide an organized source of information about Classic Telescopes - there will be no forum nor blog.
Please, if you bookmarked anything with datapanic.com, update your bookmarks as datapanic.com is something else and in a few days, will not get you to this Wiki.
I invite anyone to help and contribute to the site - your help and expertise is needed! Due to Wiki Spammers, this is a read-only site. Sorry, A Spammed Wiki is not easy to clean up, thus the 2 layers of protection. To be able to upload content and edit pages, you must first create an account and then send an email to me (look in the "About..." section on the bottom of the main page for the address). Once verified, you will have the access. Wiki editing is not very difficult and there is a link for online help.
Chuck - you can update the link in the Useful Classic Scopes sticky. I will post a separate thread in the Classics forum about the site in a little bit
There is still a lot of work to do - add cosmetics, bling and snazzy stuff, but the content is there for all to view. Enjoy!