This is rather important. It is the 4th one I know of, maybe the third in such complete condition. Postings like this one might bring out more. I own one, another was owned by one of the Brian's that's a regular here in CN (I can never keep track). I paid $2500 for mine, Brian sold his some years ago I think for over 2k but I'm not sure about that sale. There was a third one I saw in various postings but it may have been a duplicate of the first two. Mine is the most complete I've found, box, all eyepieces, filters, scope, tripod, mount, porro, etc. and some papers but all in original condition. Mine also came with a custom machined threaded tail stock for 1.25" eyepiece that fits perfectly in the original shipping box. Beautiful optics, mechanics in the stirrup alt/az mount (honest butter smooth), and cosmetics save for some flaking of the original white wash over brass tube OTA. This is one scope I won't sell, and have never hinted about selling in any entries. Some diligent research has mine dated 1928/9.
The posted one has been repainted on the legs and mount hub (dang, yuch), and it also shows some likely paint on the OTA at least the focuser end with the engraved print. One eyepiece is not original or is missing the end fittings. Other than that Mrs. Lincoln, it seems OK and darn nice for complete. My lens in NOT coated so other 4" refractors on a side by side have shown Brighter images, but so far nothing has touched my B&L for detail resolution. This includes Unitron 4" and some other oopy doopy goopy big name 4". Mine is posted in various strings on CN but I'm terrible at the search thing, I probably have a 'main' sting on it but not sure, interested parties might search. I'd be open to questions or request for pictures, particularly the accessories, but I'll likely be a few days in response or even forget completely - yeah it's an issue. I'd like to try keeping track of the posted one but making list and even calendar notes have failed with me....not great.
My OTA is 35 pounds bare. The OTA Box loaded is 85 pounds, and that's not counting the tripod and mount. The OTA box is 6' long, 6' X 1' X 1' bare. The tripod is with mount (the way I leave it), is 6'-2" folded from leg tips to top of the wing nuts. I haven't weighed the tripod mount assembly. Shipping of the posted one will be boo coo bucks.