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#1 starman876

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 06:06 PM

Bought this at an auction.  The pictures will explain what I see. You guys figure out what it iswhats 1.jpg



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 06:07 PM

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 06:07 PM

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#4 Richard O'Neill

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 06:21 PM

It resembles an image erecting terrestrial eyepiece for an antique refractor.


Edited by Richard O'Neill, 19 June 2017 - 06:22 PM.

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 06:33 PM

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 07:25 PM

Copper straw i guess.  Why in the world would you want it?


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 07:34 PM

Bathroom plumbing?


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 07:38 PM

never thought I would put Chas and Chuck into the same clublol.gif



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 07:43 PM

The "Charles Club".



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 07:50 PM

Not enough clues - it could be anything from a pocket microscope to a mailing tube.

 

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 07:50 PM

The "Charles Club".

What else would you think I meantsmirk.gif



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 07:51 PM

Not enough clues - it could be anything from a pocket microscope to a mailing tube.

 

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 07:51 PM

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 07:53 PM

it all fits together into the tube.  The two halves screw togther.  Looks like all positive lenses.   I think the first guess may have been correct.   



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 08:02 PM

I wish I could find the rest of the scope it belongs to. Was hoping someone might recognize it. 



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 08:04 PM

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 08:47 PM

Its not some sort of kaleidoscope?

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 08:55 PM

Looks like a scope to read setting circles



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 08:56 PM

Its not some sort of kaleidoscope?

Brian

NO

 

I used it on an objective and it puts up nice images.  Pretty sure the first guess was right and it is a  image erecting terrestrial eyepiece. Wish it was a tadd smaller.  The tube is 42mm in diameter. The focusing tube on the Harris is 40mm.  



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 08:57 PM

Looks like a scope to read setting circles

why do you say that?  not sure if I have seen one before.  It is about two feet long 42 mm in diameter.



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 09:01 PM

Well the wood thing is a slo-mo rod, so the tube thing is either an erecting eyepiece as stated or a finder.

 

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 09:21 PM

Why?  It's long with a small objective.  Look at photos of the old behemoths.  They had those type scopes to read the setting circles positioned well above the ground.  And I agree about the slomo rod, too.



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 10:32 PM

Why?  It's long with a small objective.  Look at photos of the old behemoths.  They had those type scopes to read the setting circles positioned well above the ground.  And I agree about the slomo rod, too.

There is no objective.  I think the end of the tube goes into a focuser of a old telescope.  I know the rod is a slow motion rod. 



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Posted 20 June 2017 - 12:27 AM

Why?  It's long with a small objective.  Look at photos of the old behemoths.  They had those type scopes to read the setting circles positioned well above the ground.  And I agree about the slomo rod, too.

Setting circle readers I've seen are the size of a lipstick case. Or even just a small loupe-type magnifier. Can you give an example?

 

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 06:41 AM

Spectroscope or parts of one.




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