I am trying to restore this discarded vintage telescope for me and my daughter and hope that I can get some pointers on how to do that here. It was dented, dirty and stood out in the rain for several days. I think it is a beginners telescope (If you know this model or company and more about its history please let me know). I cleaned the lenses and all parts I could detach. I carefully tried to get out the dents with a small hammer. But now I am stuck.
I think it was built in Japan by Towa Manufacturing Company and sold under the name "Apollo". See the little "T" in the picture:
the crosshair from the visor part is missing:
Do you have any tips on how to repair it and what material to use? I have tried black sewing cord but under magnification I saw a lot of strands from the cord. So this was not working:
Should I just replace it? Where would I find a replacement?
I think there are at least 3 parts missing:
- the eyepiece for the main telescope (2.5cm in diameter)
- the lens part for the "?visor?" (around 2.5cm in diameter)
- Protective Seal for the main telescope when not in use
Do you know where I could get fitting replacement parts? (I am on a very tight budget at the moment)
Other components I am missing?
Thanks so much for your help and knowledge and may you have clear skies!
Edited by Mark27, 29 July 2022 - 08:57 AM.