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#1 apfever

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Posted 20 October 2019 - 02:21 PM

I need to do these.  Maybe thinking in terms of a forum string will help. Not only from outside obligations but also to know what I might be able to make for scope packages here.  It's about time.  This cubby has been all Criterion for a long time, all the boxes more or less loaded. I have an old 3X5 card inventory outdated from several years ago.

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Posted 20 October 2019 - 02:27 PM

Here's to opening some boxes.  I want to keep the eyepieces together as they are in boxes, just in case something rings the noggin later. That won't make it any easier to spread sheet or something along those lines. There is only one dedicated box that won't change, that I know all about for sure. I'll get to that later, very nice box.

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Posted 20 October 2019 - 02:30 PM

This was the only box with a single.  Also the only box original Criterion shipping and paper work. Neat stuff.

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Posted 20 October 2019 - 02:35 PM

I wanted to show these two, inside and out.  From independent sources, both had some heart and soul dedication. Both very nice. The top one is the one I know about.

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Posted 20 October 2019 - 02:38 PM

The previous boxes open, and the loose pieces. No duplicates.

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Posted 20 October 2019 - 02:43 PM

I have only a few of these via my 1971 RV-6.  IIRC, a couple came with the scope, then the original owner bought a couple more (I guess he really liked them!).  I noticed that all of mine have the Eikow (Mercedes) symbol engraved on the caps.  Same symbol is on the RV-6's 30mm, and on the Dynamax 8's excellent 50mm finder (and on my Edmund 4" refractor's Black Jewel finder).  I suppose Eikow was Criterion's primary Japanese supplier?


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Posted 20 October 2019 - 02:45 PM

What an amazing collection. Love the presentation boxes. I see many unknown to me items.
More please.

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Posted 20 October 2019 - 02:49 PM

Get these out of the way.  These won't change as long as I have them. They go with the 10" F7 observatory Dynascope on the bell pier. These telescopes were truly made for observatory use since they would fall over otherwise if not bolted down.  These eyepieces and CP-4 and S-4 Solar are simply ace mint condition, same inside as they appear here.

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Posted 20 October 2019 - 02:53 PM

What an amazing collection. Love the presentation boxes. I see many unknown to me items.
More please.

 

Why not.  Here's the best I can do standing on a chair and still kinda holding over my head. I think it gets them all.  I might have a scraggler out with the scopes somewhere but not too likely.

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Posted 20 October 2019 - 02:55 PM

Thank you but... please don't fall



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Posted 20 October 2019 - 03:08 PM

WOW!



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Posted 20 October 2019 - 03:29 PM

I was expecting to have a few tallies on scrap paper, no idea where to start. I always wanted to note the different printings of "CRITERION", "B&L CRITERION", and "BAUSCH & LOMB".  oh , Also "CRICO".  A bit scattered for a simple spread sheet.  

There were a few singles and special items I could list separate to greatly reduce things so I noted them in the wordy part at the bottom to start.  That brought the rest to AR, ASP, or ORTHO. I spread out all the focal lengths for more special notes and ended up with this.  

 

A count from the tally and on the shelf matched so calling it good.  I could redo this, probably move some focal length from the bottom list into the spread sheet part now that it's this far.  I think I got a break on how it fell together because this sort of thing just doesn't jive well here now.   

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Posted 20 October 2019 - 03:43 PM

This is NOT mine.  

 

This picture was around a few years ago, before I had a lot of these. I grabbed it for a reference. Someone might recognize it. I think this set is a very good general reference in comparison to what I tallied. It has some I don't, vice versa, a quick condensed reference that largely agrees with my list.

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Posted 20 October 2019 - 03:51 PM

I just sold my entire Criterion eyepiece collection, so I'll let the new owner present them if desired, when received.


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Posted 20 October 2019 - 05:37 PM

This is NOT mine.  

 

This picture was around a few years ago, before I had a lot of these. I grabbed it for a reference. Someone might recognize it. I think this set is a very good general reference in comparison to what I tallied. It has some I don't, vice versa, a quick condensed reference that agrees with list.

Those would be my collection. All from the same era.


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Posted 20 October 2019 - 07:13 PM

Get these out of the way.  These won't change as long as I have them. They go with the 10" F7 observatory Dynascope on the bell pier. These telescopes were truly made for observatory use since they would fall over otherwise if not bolted down.  These eyepieces and CP-4 and S-4 Solar are simply ace mint condition, same inside as they appear here.

There's an 8" on a bell pier for sale near here:

 

https://hudsonvalley...6986154167.html

 

I wasn't even aware of the 10". That really would need an observatory. 

 

Chip W. 


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Posted 21 October 2019 - 11:52 AM

I had a half dozen or so A.R., A.S.P. and Ortho Criterion eyepieces. I sold them all along with my Galocs and U.O.H.D.Os while cleaning house. I prefer my Circle T Volcano Tops and my Vixen LVs.


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Posted 21 October 2019 - 11:45 PM

There's an 8" on a bell pier for sale near here:

 

https://hudsonvalley...6986154167.html

 

I wasn't even aware of the 10". That really would need an observatory. 

 

Chip W. 

That is an extremely decent price for the instrument. 

 

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 06:32 AM

That is an extremely decent price for the instrument.

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I've been looking at this for a long time now since it's only about a half hour away from me but I really just don't have the space for it.. unfortunate since it looks pretty nice.


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