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#1 happycamperjohn

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Posted 25 August 2019 - 10:54 PM

Here's a good news story for you (we need them!).

 

I bought a TV60 maybe 6 months ago and have been enjoying it immensely on my travels.

 

So, i was going through all of my astro-paperwork today to see what i could chuck out. I noticed that i hadn't yet opened the TV60 manual ('still in its sealed plastic bag). When i opened it up i was very pleasantly surprised to see that Al had left me a little bit of encouragement on the front cover (see image).

 

So although it's taken me six months to reply... "Thanks Uncle Al, i have been!"

 

(ps. I've attached the front cover, but am old enough to still feel that signatures should be redacted in public).

cheers

John

 

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Edited by happycamperjohn, 25 August 2019 - 10:57 PM.

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 09:23 AM

Here's a good news story for you (we need them!).

 

I bought a TV60 maybe 6 months ago and have been enjoying it immensely on my travels.

 

So, i was going through all of my astro-paperwork today to see what i could chuck out. I noticed that i hadn't yet opened the TV60 manual ('still in its sealed plastic bag). When i opened it up i was very pleasantly surprised to see that Al had left me a little bit of encouragement on the front cover (see image).

 

So although it's taken me six months to reply... "Thanks Uncle Al, i have been!"

 

(ps. I've attached the front cover, but am old enough to still feel that signatures should be redacted in public).

cheers

John

 

attachicon.gif TV60-AlNagler-4WEB-REDACTED.jpg

 

That's good thinking about Al Nagler's signature.


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Posted 26 August 2019 - 09:40 AM

Are those actually pen-written by Al himself, lithographed, or copied in his style by an authorised person?

 

So many thousands.... 


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Posted 26 August 2019 - 10:26 AM

I'm pretty sure Al's signature has been on the manuals I've received with every TV refractor purchase over the years. It is what he does - and a nice touch! And yes, signed by hand.


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#5 happycamperjohn

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 11:37 AM

I'm pretty sure Al's signature has been on the manuals I've received with every TV refractor purchase over the years. It is what he does - and a nice touch! And yes, signed by hand.

Didn't know that. That's lovely isn't it? Good on him, it made my day.


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Posted 26 August 2019 - 11:57 AM

I wonder if I can get a Chinese factory worker to sign my Celestron?

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 12:41 PM

I wonder if I can get a Chinese factory worker to sign my Celestron?

Haha. Some Tak scopes get signed on dew shield - I had a TOA 30 with signatures. Loved it.  By the way, the only signed Tele Vue tube I know about is the first production model NP-101 at Company 7. Sadly, I believe this scope, along with some other incredible gear was taken during a break in a few years ago.  I don't know if any were ever recovered - pretty sad.

 

 


Edited by Doug D., 26 August 2019 - 01:04 PM.

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 04:00 PM

If you happen to have a scope in for service, or see Al at an event he will also sign your telescope if you ask him. He is more than happy to do so

 

My TV Pronto is signed by Al


Edited by tony_spina, 26 August 2019 - 04:01 PM.

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Posted 28 August 2019 - 08:38 AM

Are those actually pen-written by Al himself, lithographed, or copied in his style by an authorised person?

 

So many thousands.... 

 

On every manual included with every OTA  signed by hand, by Al "his-self".  


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Posted 28 August 2019 - 10:08 AM

On every manual included with every OTA  signed by hand, by Al "his-self".  

Yup, got my Nagler autograph on my TV-102 manual!

 

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Posted 28 August 2019 - 10:45 AM

He signed my Radian's (first gen and maybe the first 3 in Europe back then). Al is one of the great!

 

Also nice to see such a nice travel instrument!



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Posted 28 August 2019 - 09:02 PM

He signed my Radian's (first gen and maybe the first 3 in Europe back then). Al is one of the great!

 

Also nice to see such a nice travel instrument!

Signed Radians! Now that's dedicated.


Edited by happycamperjohn, 28 August 2019 - 09:02 PM.



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