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#51 TOM KIEHL

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 02:03 PM

Maybe it's time to plow through my S&T CD box set...

 

 

Clear skies!

Thomas, Denmark

I would of already done that with my S&T box set  ,  BUT  , Widows 10 has rendered them useless :mad:



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Posted 11 October 2016 - 02:11 PM

 

Maybe it's time to plow through my S&T CD box set...

 

 

Clear skies!

Thomas, Denmark

I would of already done that with my S&T box set  ,  BUT  , Widows 10 has rendered them useless :mad:

 

AND I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE ......... http://www.cloudynig...et-not-working/



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Posted 11 October 2016 - 02:22 PM

Humj, mine work fine in Windows 10.



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Posted 11 October 2016 - 02:28 PM

Now the question becomes- Was the mount original to the scope?. If that too is yes, then there should be someone here who remembers them, assuming they were manufactured.

Yes !  I matched the OTA rings to the lighter tones of white paint on the OTA left by extend placement of the rings against the soiled exterior of the OTA . ( tube ring imprints ) and it balance perfectly .



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Posted 11 October 2016 - 02:32 PM

Humj, mine work fine in Windows 10.

Wait till your next upgrade . That is when mine stopped working . It has something to do with a new Adobe reader :4



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Posted 11 October 2016 - 02:39 PM

If you don't want to mess with down-versioning flash you can browse the DVD by going to the folders below it until you find a folder Sky_and_Telescope_Month_year such as ../Sky_and_Telescope_January_1970 and there will be another folder under that which contains all the pages for that issue in JPG format.



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Posted 11 October 2016 - 02:40 PM

 

Maybe it's time to plow through my S&T CD box set...

 

 

Clear skies!

Thomas, Denmark

I would of already done that with my S&T box set  ,  BUT  , Widows 10 has rendered them useless :mad:

 

Just go to windows pathfinder, click the DVD to see files, then(>) click "1960s" > issues > 1960 (or the other years) > 1960_01 (for January) > Sky_and_Telescope_January_1960 > e36743892898....4547 > page_1

 

The pages will now open in your image viewer and you can flip through the magazine with the arrows to the sides, your mouse scroll wheel or your keyboard arrows. Easy, once you get the hang of it.

 

 

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Thomas, Denmark



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Posted 11 October 2016 - 02:42 PM

Here's an example to get to the pages for Jan 1960:

 

Sky and Telescope/1960s/1960s/issues/1960/1960_01/Sky_and_Telescope_January_1960/79e8a71720b84b0b8f052105ab8bffbe



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Posted 11 October 2016 - 03:23 PM

Whew! This is going to be a lot of work. Nothing in 1969. 

 

 

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Thomas, Denmark



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Posted 11 October 2016 - 04:09 PM

 

Humj, mine work fine in Windows 10.

Wait till your next upgrade . That is when mine stopped working . It has something to do with a new Adobe reader :4

 

Well, let's hope we don't see another upgrade for awhile.  M$ seems to be on the downgrade so the next one will halt our PCs for sure.


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Posted 11 October 2016 - 04:31 PM

MostlySucks...


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Posted 11 October 2016 - 04:38 PM

Hang on now!  Based on the complaints in the other thread, I think Adobe is the culprit rather than MS / Windows 10.  Adobe bought Flash (and its creator, Macromedia), and over the years their "improvements" have meant bloat, bugs, and vulnerabilities (as they've done with Adobe Reader).

 

But then, I've stuck with Windows 7 on my desktop and Windows XP on my ThinkPad, and everything runs just fine.  Real computers don't need / use TILES -- that's for phones!


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Posted 11 October 2016 - 07:56 PM

-I got here late- That is truly remarkable on all kinds of levels. The way the motor and gear housings intersect with each other: a cone that blends into a cylinder makes a smooth intersection with the cylindrical motor housing, and that case has an integral lug machined or added some other way to allow for a tapped hole to fasten a rear plate to. And there is a nice scallop on the side cover just to make the transition to that single lug. That's virtuoso stuff, but not an approach that would necessarily be seen in a commercial product needing streamlined and simple fabrication methods.

 

On the other hand, there is the machined, finely-threaded spider vane/secondary holder that ties into an elaborate machined baffle. Thats like something you would see from the scientific or professional instrument world, so basically I could go either way on this one; either pro or am. As was mentioned, there were a lot of able, extremely experienced people around after the war, many employed in the aviation industry on both coasts as well as the south central US (Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas) and those guys had lots of expertise working with aluminum alloys. On this one, even the wooden legs look well designed! Should go in the 'mid-century modern' section of a technology museum somewhere.

 

Fred    


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Posted 12 October 2016 - 07:57 AM

I'm running with Fred, the patterns for the castings were made by a very experienced patternmaker, with a lot of small details that look cool but are not easy in the pattern making process, and the castings, as mentioned above, have an industrial look about them that's not so likely from a home-foundry..... amateur sand-casting tends to have prominent seam lines where the moulds join, that would have to be ground off the parts, and I don't see those seam lines on the parts, which leans toward injection-moulded parts, or very good lost-wax masters, but the nuts used are nylok, which are a fairly recent development, so there's a possibility that the fasteners were changed out at some time, or that it's not so old.  With machining, most anything's possible by a fairly skilled and patient home machinist, so that part's pretty variable.

one of the more interesting 'who done it's' to come through the forum, to be sure....I suspect to be solved only when someone finds an old photo somewhere....


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Posted 12 October 2016 - 10:54 AM

I suspect to be solved only when someone finds an old photo somewhere....

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Posted 12 October 2016 - 11:09 AM

maybe it was made on another world :smirk:

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Posted 12 October 2016 - 11:35 AM

Remarkable thread! I am extremely envious, that mount is beautiful. Looks like the pride of Puerto Rico!


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Posted 12 October 2016 - 11:38 AM

maybe it was made on another world :smirk:

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Posted 12 October 2016 - 12:22 PM

Check out this page --> http://wiki.telescop...alog.pdf&page=5


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Posted 12 October 2016 - 12:38 PM

I think Tom has all the info he needs to pin this down.  Great find Tom.  that is one rare scope.


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Posted 12 October 2016 - 12:49 PM

maybe it was made on another world :smirk:

What issue was that ad in?


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Posted 12 October 2016 - 12:58 PM

 

maybe it was made on another world :smirk:

What issue was that ad in?

 

June and July only of 1970...... In Sky and Telescope Magazine


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Posted 12 October 2016 - 01:20 PM

I think Tom has all the info he needs to pin this down.  Great find Tom.  that is one rare scope.

All the thanks go to you Johann :bow: :waytogo: , My head is still spinnin' ..... I have been researching this scope for weeks . I must confess I did have some idea before I started this thread . I thought what the heck throw it out to the Cloudy Nights Family and see if the members could confirm my suspicions . I still have to tighten  up some lose ends of this story with surviving Cleveland Astronomics family members and others .

 

Stay tuned  :bounce:  :elephant:

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Posted 12 October 2016 - 01:44 PM

Check out this page --> http://wiki.telescop...alog.pdf&page=5

Yes JW , I have that scope also , The original founder and owner of Cleveland Astronomics was John R. Faloon . The ads for this CA scope appeared a short time in Sky and Tell mag. from May of 1959 -- May of 1965 . On July 3 ,1965 Mr. John R. Faloon passed away . Acknowledgement of his passing is in the Sept . 1965 pg, 148 of Sky and Telescope magazine .

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Posted 12 October 2016 - 01:46 PM

Just two more .

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