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#1 Stan Lopata

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Posted 21 October 2019 - 02:02 PM

This Brandon 94mm has many of the features of others I've seen like the Unitron Super focuser and the beautiful Brandon blue color.  But the objective cell is quite different.  It doesn't have the collimation ears and the dew shield may be shorter.  My question is, has anyone else seen a Brandon 94mm like this one?  Does anyone know if Vernon Scope made this scope in two variations - one with the collimatible cell and one without it??  Don Yeier if you're out there and reading this, your help would be appreciated!!

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Stan

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Posted 21 October 2019 - 03:14 PM

I have heard/read of this version. I cannot remember for sure, but I think this style was near the end of the 94 production.

#3 JMKarian

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Posted 21 October 2019 - 03:32 PM

Or could it have been unique to the beginning of the production?  A prototype?

 

My #699 has the longer dew shield and the collimating ears.

 

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Posted 21 October 2019 - 03:39 PM

Not one of the early ones.  Mine is a first (or second?) year mismarked 92mm face ring and has collimation ears.  Also focuser knobs look newer so I agree with Esso2112.  My serial is 470, which makes me wonder how many of these were made.  So found that on Unitron History site as roughly 400.  Means Roland likely started serials at 401 perhaps.


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Posted 21 October 2019 - 04:21 PM

Or could it have been unique to the beginning of the production?  A prototype?

 

My #699 has the longer dew shield and the collimating ears.

 

John

Maybe end of production??

 

I have the prototype wood tube 94mm that was the 1st, and it has ears.

 

Peter B.




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