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#26 25585

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Posted 12 August 2020 - 12:43 PM

My brass TV 85 came with a black & gold Feather Touch micro pinion (not a made-for-TV one) & its original TV brass single speed knobs & pinion. I put the latter back on, and the FT on my green 85.



#27 CharlieB

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Posted 12 August 2020 - 02:51 PM

I bought three old Tasco scopes from a gentleman I met at NEAF a few years back - a 7TE-5 and two 152x.  These came with the deal.

 

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I also bought a small group of old microscope parts & eyepieces on Ebay and this was included.  It now resides elsewhere.  Kind of wish I'd kept it.

 

 

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Posted 12 August 2020 - 03:30 PM

Like this?

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I figured out real fast why Goodwill didn't include a photo of the inner box.

This type of packing was originally wrapped in paper packets with a rubberband holding it closed.

When the rubber band rots and breaks, bingo, instant mess.

 

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And lurking inside that mess was my new telescope mascot 'Froggy'

There was also a Lego block.

 

BTW, it's actually wood shavings

 

https://www.uline.co...wE&gclsrc=aw.ds

 

https://www.embalex....ckaging/news/23

 

Check this companies list of applications. There's one that's used inside a rather grim kind of box.

https://americanexce...om/wood-fibers/

It’s called excelsior. When I was a kid I remember it as a common packing product. This was in the era before styrofoam peanuts!


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Posted 12 August 2020 - 03:32 PM

PS: That excelsior burns really well! (I know from childhood experimentation!) :lol:


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Posted 13 August 2020 - 04:21 AM

I recently won an ebay auction for a Zeiss turret. The seller had neatly packaged everything inside the original "Präzision aus Jena" styro-box. This box was shipped inside a much bigger, peanut-cushioned carton. I had called the seller to thank him for the excellent turret and careful packaging. I also thanked him for the unexpected Scottish whiskey. He told me that he had been totally unaware of the whiskey but I would be welcome to keep it. He had previously received an item in that same carton without checking the peanuts. I plan to save that well-travelled whiskey for first light in my new turret.
 
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Posted 13 August 2020 - 05:47 AM

No end of trouble is usually what comes with about half of my "Used" purchases :)


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Posted 13 August 2020 - 02:36 PM

 

I recently won an ebay auction for a Zeiss turret. The seller had neatly packaged everything inside the original "Präzision aus Jena" styro-box. This box was shipped inside a much bigger, peanut-cushioned carton. I had called the seller to thank him for the excellent turret and careful packaging. I also thanked him for the unexpected Scottish whiskey. He told me that he had been totally unaware of the whiskey but I would be welcome to keep it. He had previously received an item in that same carton without checking the peanuts. I plan to save that well-travelled whiskey for first light in my new turret.
 
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I must say, at first I was somewhat confused on how it appeared you were responding to you rown post?! waytogo.gif



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Posted 22 August 2020 - 12:08 AM

The only used scope I ever bought was a D&G 6" f/12. The only thing it came with was three tube rings, and it was all inside a cardboard concrete former. Fortunately I had all the eyepieces and filters that I'll ever need. All I had to buy were a finder and a mount.



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Posted 22 August 2020 - 01:33 AM

I bought an eyepiece and got a book
 
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Posted 22 August 2020 - 10:31 AM

In the wooden case of a Tasco 304x was included a pair of 10x50 Dienstglas binos that I gave to a fellow CNer from the bino forum.

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Posted 22 August 2020 - 11:52 AM

with my C14 Orange Tube:

 

A Lumicon Giant Easy Guider:

 

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A large drive corrector with a really nice joystick (enables adjustments in RA and Declination with one control)

 

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Posted 22 August 2020 - 12:03 PM

With my Spacek 6" f15 refractor:

 

A Thousand Oaks Solar Observation set with all the trimmings:

 

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Posted 04 September 2020 - 06:17 PM

Attention  "Kasmos":

 

Back to the original posters question. Today at a garage sale I found yet another near mint "Davidson" Tripod the top plate in question could be used on.

 

This recent find is called the "Davidson Comet":

 

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Its kind of interesting how the Davidson branded tripods used astronomy themed terms for some of the various models.

 

It makes me wonder if they ever sold any other items that were used for astronomy, or if it was just some cool space themed names they used to market the products.


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Posted 22 September 2020 - 02:28 AM

These two items were in the box of my Swift 839

 

A plastic lens and what I first thought looked like a cat's collar.

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I saw another strap like in a 831's box online. Note the black scuff.

I think it might go around the mount's shaft (the black scuff), and counterweight shaft when stored.

 

Any of you Swift owners have or seen one?


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Posted 08 January 2022 - 09:28 PM

This came with a recent purchase, any ideals what it's for?

That appears to be a component of an old spectroscope.

 

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Posted 11 January 2022 - 07:16 PM

My Cave was upgraded with a GSO Crayford focuser, but he threw in the original focuser plus an extra Carle helical focuser. I also got an extra counterweight, and what looks like the original 6x30 Circle T finder. There were no eyepieces, but since I have a complete set that was not an issue for me. He had also upgraded to a three vane spider but threw in the original spider. So I have a few extras that I don’t really need.


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Posted 11 January 2022 - 07:54 PM

A 20mm Clave came with my 152 Unitron.


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Posted 11 January 2022 - 09:52 PM

LOL, What A great old post! The one that blows me away is the Unitron Duetron. I actually had a Unitron 128 with a Duetron thrown in as part of the deal, back in about 1978. I never used the Duetron, except a couple of times when I was showing my younger brother a few things in the sky.  He passed away a long time ago, but the memory of everything I did with him is absolutely precious! Love that Duetron!


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Posted 12 January 2022 - 02:21 PM

I had a Duetron also. I seldom used it. I think the thought of having one was greater that actually having one for me. I sold it. Don’t miss it.


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Posted 12 January 2022 - 04:29 PM

A solar projection screen is coming with my classic Sears(Towa) 6333A refractor due to arrive on Saturday!!

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Posted 12 January 2022 - 05:20 PM

I understand you are excited but the thread is really about parts, accessories, or strange items that normally wouldn't come with a particular scope or kit.




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