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#1 astroroman

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 09:40 AM

Hi Folks, 

 

I'm going in deep (as long is possible) in Ets Clavé Paris history and I see there is very few original material on the web. The most important source is the 1985 catalog and price list published on a french site, but we need more!

Some information is on advertisement like the one in the Nautical Almanac Year 1979.

There is on Clavé also a Facebook page.

 

A good source in USA was probably the Cross Optics Catalog (I'm aware of the 1978 version at least), that was sold on some site a couple of time. So, does someone have one copy of this catalog and should be so keen to provide me a scan of it?

 

Obiouvsly any other kind of Clavé information should be precious for me. So, please share! And so do I.

 

Thank you very much!

 


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#2 tim53

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 10:16 AM

Gene Cross used to show up at RTMC.  He may have been there last September, IIRC.  I don't know if he's a member here, but someone else might.

 

-Tim.


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#3 astroroman

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Posted 27 March 2020 - 11:23 AM

Thany you Tim. I think Gene Cross could be a member here as well. 



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Posted 28 March 2020 - 07:13 AM

I know that our optician Maurizio Forghieri from Carpi, Italy, Is the owner of a Clavè catalogue, I will ask to him !



#5 John Rogers

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Posted 10 September 2021 - 02:15 PM

I found this topic while researching another.  Unfortunately, it was reported that Gene Cross passed away late last year in another thread: https://www.cloudyni...-14/?p=11350985

 

I have a copy of the Cross Optics 1975-1976 catalog.  In there they report that they are the "Exclusive Representative of Ets. S. R. Clave in the U. S. A. for Telescope Accessories."  Let me know if you were unable to locate one and I will scan it and send it to you.



#6 RichA

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Posted 10 September 2021 - 07:22 PM

I knew someone who owned some Claves and a catalog.  It's how I found out they made objectives too.



#7 oliver55

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Posted 17 September 2021 - 11:31 AM

You have got a little history here : 

 

http://www.astroplei...-francaise.html

 

And some details here too but you have to be registered for reading I think :

 

https://www.webastro...tions-diverses/


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