At the flea market early Sunday AM, I saw a falling apart wood box and inside was a white OTA with Tasco label on the box. The seller said to give him a buck to get it off his hands and I did. In the box were some tools and a wrench was sold so I made money. At home I researched this scope and it is an early 12TE as the wood box has no Styrofoam. The scope has wood legs and the focuser no registration number only Tasco astronomical telescope coated lens D 60mm and F 800mm Japan and a circle T. The box label is Tasco coated lens 266 power Japan. No literature was present. It has two lenses,sun filter,barlow, white 5X24 mm finder scope,erecting and diagonal prism.
From those who have rebuilt these boxes what size luan did you use 1/8 or 1/4 inch panel, the metal corner pieces are they chrome, brass plated or painted?
I am searching for the dew shield, slow motion screw piece and the wing nuts foe the case insice to hold items in place. The lense is dirty but no cracks os chips seen. Another scope to save