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#1 Senex Bibax

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Posted 04 November 2023 - 06:32 AM

In case anyone missed it:   https://archive.org/.../CaveTelescopes


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Posted 04 November 2023 - 08:08 AM

Thanks for this.  Brings back memories.  My first scope was a 6" Cave Astrola Student Deluxe as shown on page 6.  $300 was a lot of money in 1975!  Mine had a slightly different paint job and bigger setting circles.

 

I lost the catalog long ago and was able to find a later one online but it did not show my exact model.  Alas, I sold it to a collector a couple of years ago.



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Posted 04 November 2023 - 08:50 AM

A little off topic, but how do you pronounce “Cave”?

 

Just like the hole in the ground?  Or KaVay?



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Posted 04 November 2023 - 09:06 AM

Hole in the ground.

 

Here you can see many old and vintage catalogs:

 

https://web.archive....taire/classics/


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Posted 04 November 2023 - 09:15 AM

Like the hole in the ground.  ;)



#6 Senex Bibax

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Posted 07 November 2023 - 01:53 PM

Yesterday I found the full set of 1958 Popular Mechanics magazines on the Internet Archive. Looking through the January edition, the first 60 pages or so were all small mail order ads and the like. There were several ads for surplus optics from Edmund Scientific, and a mail-order ad for Criterion Telescopes.


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Posted 16 February 2024 - 09:17 PM

Thanks for this.  Brings back memories.  My first scope was a 6" Cave Astrola Student Deluxe as shown on page 6.  $300 was a lot of money in 1975!  Mine had a slightly different paint job and bigger setting circles.

 

I lost the catalog long ago and was able to find a later one online but it did not show my exact model.  Alas, I sold it to a collector a couple of years ago.

That was also my first telescope, in 1972. I had that catalog for a long time, but I’m not sure what happened to it. My dad fronted the money and I paid him back over a few weeks. We only lived about 20 minutes from the Cave store, so we went down and picked it up in person when it was ready. I think it took about four weeks after placing the order. I sold it after upgrading to a 10”, but I found another one a few years ago on CN classifieds, so I snapped it up. 

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