OLD EDMUND SCIENTIFIC 4 1/2", f/11 OR 12? Newt, circa 1972,German equatorial on pier with tripod base,ready for rehab by the
restoration minded. Primary mirror and diagonal are shot. The cross hairs on the finder scope are broken and strands are visible. The finder doesn't come to a proper focus anymore. But the mounting
rings for the finder are okay. The focuser works well for the crude antique that it is. There are scratches on the white enamel tube but a careful worker can deal with that. No dings on the tube. The German equatorial has one counterweight, and I seem to remember two, but the parts are all intact and the finish in good condition but for some needed cleaning. The mount weighs a ton and could cetainly be used with another scope. It has dedicated holes in the cradle for the scope's two bolts, but there are fore and aft slots on either side of the cradle for some old fashioned strapping. I'm among the mechanically challanged of the earth, and far too busy to take on the job, anyway.BEST OFFER FOR THE SCOPE AND MOUNT + SHIPPING.