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Who Made These Massive Vintage Guide Scope Brackets?

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#1 Tom Duncan

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 10:18 AM

Got these in a recent estate astro buy, anyone know who made them? 

 

ID is 4-5/8", bottom to top of casting is 9-1/2", not including the thumbscrew, 35mm film cassette for scale. 

 

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#2 siriusandthepup

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 11:34 AM

That's a pretty set of rings.

 

Don't know who made them, but they have an Edmund's look. Back when, Edmund favored the "holes" on their telescopes trim.



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Posted 11 July 2019 - 11:39 AM

They look steampunkish to me. I like them!


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#4 Garyth64

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 03:48 PM

Those are really cool.

 

I don't know who made them but I would guess maybe Moonraker or Parallax.


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#5 lphilpot

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 07:31 PM

Metal screws with locking nuts.... the four bolt flat base... they almost look to me like they came off an older professional (i.e., observatory) scope. They don't look too generic.



#6 Tom Duncan

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 08:06 PM

I was of the same leaning Len, possibly from a professional observatory setup. The size of the guide/secondary scope they would take alone suggests it. 

 

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 08:48 PM

Is that a vintage 35mm  film cartridge in the OPs photo?

 

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 01:57 AM

I believe they are mounting for measuring scope on a optical rail or bench. Check eBay  Gaertner

 

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https://www.ebay.com...fb662856a5d27e6


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Posted 12 July 2019 - 06:18 AM

Tom where do you get all this stuff and what are doing with it?  I expect one day to see a post of a Frankenstein telescope and mount that is going to incorporate all the stuff you have. lol.gif



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Posted 12 July 2019 - 09:44 AM

I am a hunter/gatherer by nature so things often seem to appear in front of me. As long as I pay for what I keep by selling off some of what I get the CFO stays happy. 

 

As to a 'Frankenstein' telescope, I'm ahead of you on that, see this listing.

 

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#11 PrestonE

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 01:19 PM

These are sand cast aluminum, so going to the trouble to make a mold to cast them would

likely mean they made quite a few very likely.

 

Nice design...

 

Best Regards,

 

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 02:09 PM

Tom, I think he thinks he is posting on another thread...obviously not this one

 

Preston


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Posted 12 July 2019 - 05:10 PM

It's two steady rests for a 13" lathe lol.gif 
If they came off of a scope, I sure would like to see what it was!


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Posted 12 July 2019 - 06:47 PM

It's two steady rests for a 13" lathe lol.gif 
If they came off of a scope, I sure would like to see what it was!


Insufficient range of adjustment for a steady rest.

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 02:51 PM

Insufficient range of adjustment for a steady rest.

It was a joke. 


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