An very early C8
The following little notes quotes are in the description, with some comments by me in brackets:
[“Ignorant people think it is the noise which fighting cats make that is so aggravating, but it ain't so; it is the sickening grammar that they use.”
- "Lens Coating: None, too old, no coatings in 60's" [Is this true?]
- "Bottom line here, the orange C-8's with no holes in the forks, suck optically." [Um...hmmm....erh.... ]
― Mark Twain]
- "This includes the telescope only, no visual back..." [There is an issue with the visual back threading on the older C8's not working well with later C8's. It is a solvable problem, but be aware. Does anyone know if the early early C8's have and even earlier thread on the visual back?]
Next, same seller, a Tuthill C11 dew shield.
Free advice, and worth every cowry shell: (turn volume to low) https://www.youtube....h?v=_pIkkzDagsY
The above items are not in California or Florida.
Coatings: I believe that's correct that sand-cast C8s did not have coatings.
Optical superiority: that's a strong generalization...
No visual back: could be a problem as I seem to recall that the threading on early scopes was slightly different. I think I have an early vb that I've held on to for precisely that reason...
Chuckle at seller who wants you to think he's very knowledgable about the scope, then calls the synchro motors servos...
Power cord is easier to replace on that thsn the later ones; that's a standard Cinch-Jones connector.
Might be worth a flyer to someone who really wants a sand-cast...