Earlier in the summer, my local astronomical society - Orpington Astronomical Society in SE London - was offered a 3" f/13.3 scope which is very similar to one Neil English discussed in a thread on Cloudy Nights some 10 years ago:
This copy does not bear the Student mark at the focuser end as Neil’s did but otherwise looks extremely similar to the one in his old thread; there is no serial number either. The alt-az mount is the same but the tripod is made of steel. The wrinkled paint on the OTA is black not green though.
I am in the process of restoring it as it was severely rusted but luckily the lens was in perfect condition (which I suspect to be a doublet). I’m no wood expert but I think the case is pine and not hard wood although it weighs a ton!
No solar filter but this scope comes with three eyepieces and what seems to be a barlow which is labelled Broadhurst Clarkson & Co so I suspect an early to mid 20th century vintage (for the barlow at least).
Edited by R Botero, 01 October 2020 - 03:43 AM.