Except for the fact that the manufacture dates don't line up, the overhaul they did sounds like this
ia MY scope! The focuser was a mess; it looked like the previous owner had used it to crack
walnuts... I bought it in an online auction and couldn't see it in advance.
Work done by the Televue shop is expensive... but, IMHO it's WORTH it. They did an excellent job.
This scope is with me for the long haul; I'd never get back my investment in it from a sale, but to
me that's not important. I LOVE this old brass tube's performance and looks.
The knucklehead whose estate I bought it from also butchered the tripod; SERIOUS mods to the
walnut legs. If I ever find a competent woodworker who's willing to take on the job, one day I'll get
the original legs duplicated. In the meantime, I got hold of a standard version Televue tripod (ash
legs) and transplanted its legs to the brass (plated?) Renaissance head. Unfortunately the rest
of the brass hardware didn't fit; I have it tucked away for use on newly fabricated walnut legs
I have to plead guilty to making one modification to the scope.
One day on Ebay a mounting collar, identical to the one on my Genesis, showed up, cheap. I
grabbed it, quick; it has the inlet cuts for mounting a decent finder, where the original collar did