You can rule out Mogey with 100% certanty (for the OTA). They didn't make a single wood tube telescope because they didn't start making complete telescopes until they bought out William T. Gregg in 1882. Before that, all they did was supply lenses starting in 1878. They were, by profession, brass polishers, too, until getting into the instrument business. So, no wood tubes.
I made those comments before knowing the tube was wood, but it's good to hear more info. on that subject.
Just throwing this out there. After reading the post linked below (and some other sources), it made me wonder if the OTA might have come from James W. Queen? It appears that they sourced many components from several sources in Europe. I know it doesn't necessarily connect the two but Queen was located in PA and that's where the scope in question was found.
Edited by Kasmos, 08 July 2021 - 01:37 PM.