Here's my Cave 6 inch f8 Student Deluxe. I took this picture in 2009 and I still have the scope.
The mirror was made March 20th 1972. I'm trying to remember what I was doing that day.
It was a Monday, and March, probably raining, and I was sitting in my 9th grade class I'm sure.
My mirror was being ground and polished down in sunny Long Beach California.
The castings were probably on the lathe being turned.
I imagine the Bellingham school district, a little north of me, bought it new, I bought it from them
when it was retired.