my wife and I have just inherited her dad's CAVE Model B, F7. Her dad bought it new in the late '50's or early '60's and didn't use it more than a few times. It's in good shape but it needs cleaning up. I can see a few numbers on the back of the mirror but the serial number is behind the mirror mount so we aren't sure exactly when the mirror was made. We will add the mirror to the registry as soon as we can see all the information. We have to round up a few more parts from his estate but I think everything is there.
I'm not an amateur astronomer (yet) but have contacted some local people that are and they seem pretty jazzed to help out. I'm pretty good with restoring old bikes etc. so I'm mostly looking for help with "best practices" and how to avoid pitfalls that an inexperienced restorer might face. I will post pictures as we go.