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#1 SMark

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Posted 05 December 2020 - 03:12 AM

I've got this drawer that was so stuffed with... STUFF... that I couldn't get it open. After a bit of work, it broke free. Among the various binocular related paraphernalia that fell to the floor... were these!! I know a few of you have seen these before... 

 

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Posted 05 December 2020 - 03:20 AM

Receipts and recorded notes from Suddarth Optical Services for services rendered?


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Posted 05 December 2020 - 03:23 AM

Receipts and recorded notes from Suddarth Optical Services for services rendered?

Exactly! smile.gif

 

I counted 73, but many are missing. I know a number of them still attached to cases. But I did find my first one dating back to January of 2011.


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Posted 05 December 2020 - 05:35 AM

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Posted 05 December 2020 - 09:14 AM

So do you get a christmas card from the company, did they name a first born after you? Was there a monument erected to you (perhaps a stainless monolith)?   So what did they use for money in those ancient days of '11 ??  Regards, Pat 


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Posted 05 December 2020 - 10:41 AM

Receipts and recorded notes from Suddarth Optical Services for services rendered?

 

:waytogo:

 

There's a lot of questions Mark could have asked that would have been impossible to answer.

 

This one, the only challenge was spelling Suddarth correctly.

 

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Posted 05 December 2020 - 01:14 PM

Bloody Hell! 


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Posted 05 December 2020 - 01:48 PM

I wonder if the tag for now my Mark 43 is in there... smile.gif

 

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Posted 05 December 2020 - 02:35 PM

Defect tags. You got a lot of them .


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#10 SMark

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Posted 05 December 2020 - 03:53 PM

I wonder if the tag for now my Mark 43 is in there... smile.gif

 

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Your Mark 43 came from an 11 binocular shipment in early August of 2019. I am missing 4 tags from that shipment, though two that I have are for Mark 43's. But my recollection was that you bought one of the really nice ones, so that might be one of my missing tags. frown.gif


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#11 SMark

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Posted 05 December 2020 - 04:08 PM

Defect tags. You got a lot of them .

There are few that look like these...

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Posted 05 December 2020 - 04:44 PM

Okay, I see the receipts. But where the heck are the binoculars? I want to see the binoculars. Show me the binoculars! Survey says...Binoculars.

 

Must be a pair of those special stealth binoculars with the new "cloaking feature".

 

Clear skies!

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P.S. I don't see any binoculars!


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#13 SMark

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Posted 05 December 2020 - 04:57 PM

Okay, I see the receipts. But where the heck are the binoculars? I want to see the binoculars. Show me the binoculars! Survey says...Binoculars.

 

Must be a pair of those special stealth binoculars with the new "cloaking feature".

 

Clear skies!

RalphMeisterTigerMan

 

P.S. I don't see any binoculars!

Lol. I do have a LOT of pictures I could load... But just for an example, here is ONE of my shipments to Suddarth Optical, after it had been checked in and logged...

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Posted 05 December 2020 - 05:08 PM

Lol. I do have a LOT of pictures I could load... But just for an example, here is ONE of my shipments to Suddarth Optical, after it had been checked in and logged...

 

Ok, I admit it, I'm seriously impressed!

 

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Posted 05 December 2020 - 05:50 PM

waytogo.gif

 

There's a lot of questions Mark could have asked that would have been impossible to answer.

 

This one, the only challenge was spelling Suddarth correctly.

 

Jon

not only, pronouncing it correctly challenge #2


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Posted 05 December 2020 - 06:29 PM

So do you get a christmas card from the company, did they name a first born after you? Was there a monument erected to you (perhaps a stainless monolith)?   So what did they use for money in those ancient days of '11 ??  Regards, Pat 

Lol. Looking at Cory's tag, it says that I enclosed a CheckDo you remember what those looked like?



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Posted 05 December 2020 - 06:40 PM

What, postal money orders aren't the way to get the funds there - fast??? (said the soon to be 70 YO)   Regards, Pat



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Posted 05 December 2020 - 06:54 PM

Okay, I see the receipts. But where the heck are the binoculars? I want to see the binoculars. Show me the binoculars! Survey says...Binoculars.

 

 

Ralph:

 

Are you satisfied now? :)

 

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Posted 06 December 2020 - 08:05 AM

SMark,

 

Back in the 1970's, you were really cool if you kept all your "lift tickets" from ski resorts stapled to your coat zipper until the train was one to two feet long.

 

Perhaps you could weave all those tickets into a beautiful "Lei" and wear it at special occasions?

Or fashion them into a Native American headdress sans feathers?

 

Future generations will regard such adornment as representing "High Chieftain" status.

It would probably wind up in the Smithsonian at the "Temple Of Suddarth" exhibit.

 

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I'm just thinking out loud...

 

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Posted 21 December 2020 - 03:48 PM

SMark,

 

We are truly grateful for each and every customer that entrusts us with their binocular repair here at SOR. SMark?, well you are in a class, a league all by yourself! Opening a box from you is like opening a treasure chest! Typically, all super great stuff inside. Wide angles galore!

 

Clear skies and stay safe Y'all!

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Posted 21 December 2020 - 04:09 PM

There are few that look like these...

I'll post here several pics Cory took of a project that looks like it should have had one of SMark's "NO GO" tags attached.

 

Cory says:

 

"This glass was literally a dumpster dive! Both prism clusters were separated into three right angle prisms and each of the nine sides sent out and resurfaced. I can tell that when I use cerium oxide and a gentle massage when a surface needs to be sent out for resurfacing. When a surface is actually etched, all the cerium starts to do is polish the etched-out areas and makes matters worse. Time to stop and get pro help. Flat work is not easy. I’ll pitch polish small spheres, but flat work, nope! Then, in addition to having the prisms all re-polished. Each of the six lens surfaces (yes, the 150mm Nikko uses a triplet objective) got the re-surface treatment as well. What a difference! One of each eyelens needed attention as well. This is about as deep as one can go restoring optical performance. It was a fun project.

 

An upcoming project will be taking a customers 1930’s Zeiss 8x40 and getting all appropriate surfaces multi coated! I’ll send a few pics when those come thru. He is aware of the overall risks."

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Posted 21 December 2020 - 04:10 PM

Who knew it could come out like this?

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Posted 21 December 2020 - 04:45 PM

WOW.....that is truly amazing; Cory is a miracle worker.


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Posted 21 December 2020 - 06:25 PM

Cory says:

 

... An upcoming project will be taking a customers 1930’s Zeiss 8x40 and getting all appropriate surfaces multi coated! I’ll send a few pics when those come thru. He is aware of the overall risks."

 

This sounds like an extremely interesting project! I'll be very interested to hear how it turns out.

 

Graham


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