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#51 dave brock

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 03:27 AM

My 6" Watson "Century" refractor.

Has lots of brass accessories as well.

 

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Came with this mount which I've recently realised has more brass than I had thought.

Some of it has been painted and looks like aluminium.

Probably home made.

 

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 03:29 AM

Setting circles on the mount.

 

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#53 dave brock

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 03:40 AM

Some accessories.

 

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#54 highfnum

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 03:43 AM

dig that old sun diagonal 


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#55 dave brock

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 03:49 AM

Sun diagonal still works as well, in combination with the dreaded Sun filters.

 

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 05:24 AM

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here is a picture of the focuser.  Recognize the brand?


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Posted 13 March 2019 - 08:10 AM

is that a spectroscope in box



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Posted 13 March 2019 - 12:12 PM

is that a spectroscope in box


If asking me then yes. Screws onto eyepiece.
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Posted 13 March 2019 - 03:10 PM

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here is a picture of the focuser.  Recognize the brand?

foreheadslap.gif We should have known!



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Posted 13 March 2019 - 03:19 PM

foreheadslap.gif We should have known!

You guys are getting slow in your old agelol.gif


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Posted 15 March 2019 - 09:43 PM

This is an interesting one, I have not been able to track down any information on it. It is an 56mm x 645mm Tokyo Optical (TOPCON) telescope with a strange looking flip mirror diagonal that has a bayonet attachment for a TOPCON camera. The entire scope including the dew shield and focuser is made of brass. I have used it a little and found the optics to be phenomenal ! It is painted this non assuming gun metal grey and belies its true quality. It did not come with a mount or tripod but this Shrine Manon set up works perfectly. If anybody has any information on this jewel and would care to share it would be much appreciated.

 

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 10:57 PM

Here's another brass telescope I have.

It's a M1910A1 Fire Control Azimuth telescope.

These were used to control the projectiles from large shore batteries defending ports like Seattle:

http://www.historylink.org/File/7524

The reticle has a adjustable splash needle, yellow filter for fog.

A is focus, B is the eyepiece, C is to move the splash needle.

Extremely good optics, they didn't want to hear;

YOU SUNK MY BATTLESHIP!

 

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 08:53 AM

I just remembered that my early Unitron model 114 is brass.
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Posted 16 March 2019 - 09:05 AM

A while back I found a neglected Brass Renaissance and got it back in shape. Some polishing, objective cleaning, collimating and new rack & pinion. Beautiful scope but too  much false color and higher powers for my taste. It was very sharp though.

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 09:05 AM

Afterwards...

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 06:47 PM

L.E. BOWER is a all BRASS ATM Reflector that is painted FLAT BLACK

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 06:58 PM

I would love to see that scope in polished brass!


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Posted 16 March 2019 - 09:56 PM

Maybe not love to use it in polished brass though.
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Posted 17 March 2019 - 12:09 AM

Maybe not love to use it in polished brass though.

Polished brass can be lacquered with clear finishes that are as durable as paint.



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Posted 17 March 2019 - 02:26 AM

I'm talking about the stray reflections off the polished brass.
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Posted 17 March 2019 - 04:39 AM

Here's another brass telescope I have.

It's a M1910A1 Fire Control Azimuth telescope.

These were used to control the projectiles from large shore batteries defending ports like Seattle:

 

 

 

I was watching a YouTube video about vintage aircraft and it talked about how toward the end of WW2 the germans stopped having the names and addresses of the builders / manufacturers on their airplane's build data plates.  I guess they finally figure out one way their factories were being targeted for bombing.

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 08:25 AM

I would love to see that scope in polished brass!

Oh ! Believe Me , I have dreams of that ..idea.gif .. BUT , The Scope's  Originality , prevents that .


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Posted 17 March 2019 - 11:44 AM

I just remembered that my early Unitron model 114 is brass.

you mean the dew shield is brass?


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Posted 17 March 2019 - 08:36 PM

Here's another brass telescope I have.

It's a M1910A1 Fire Control Azimuth telescope.

These were used to control the projectiles from large shore batteries defending ports like Seattle:

http://www.historylink.org/File/7524

The reticle has a adjustable splash needle, yellow filter for fog.

A is focus, B is the eyepiece, C is to move the splash needle.

Extremely good optics, they didn't want to hear;

YOU SUNK MY BATTLESHIP!

 

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Trivia question: Does anyone know why the splash scale on the reticle isn't zero at the center?


Edited by Spectral Joe, 17 March 2019 - 08:55 PM.


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Posted 18 March 2019 - 10:20 AM

you mean the dew shield is brass?

Yes. Painted of course- the standard Unitron white on the outside, flat black on the inside, but the part that slips over the objective cell has the paint worn off and it’s brass.




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