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Home > Classifieds > Astromart Classifieds > Antiques ASTRO ONLY > Classified #189184

For Sale: SOLD: Vintage Edscorp Refractor Outfit [SOLD]

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Here's a complete utilitarian long focus refractor outfit from the old days! This was one of the main large refractor choices of its day, if you couldn't afford the imported Unitrons.

This is a vintage Edmund Scientific (Edscorp) 4-inch refractor telescope outfit in excellent shape. Scope can be dated to the early 1960's -the clock drive motor has a date stamp of 1963. There is a drawing of this same scope model on page 4 of Sam Brown's classic book "All About Telescopes". Package includes: 4" f/15 tube assembly (approx. 60" long), metal dewcap, metal finderscope, black cast iron equatorial mount, clock drive w/brass gear, 3 original eyepieces (not marked but I think they are 28mm, 12.5mm and 6mm), barlow lens, star diagonal prism, eyepiece extension tubes, 60" wood tripod, original Edmund "shower cap" dustcap, Edmund roll film astrocamera with cable release and ground glass for focusing, adapter tubes and 1961 instruction sheets for the camera. As far as I can tell it is a complete vintage refractor outfit that must have spent most of its life in storage. The tube is nearly perfect. 4-inch diameter foil-spaced achromatic doublet objective lens looks like it has never been cleaned and gives nice images. The white part of the tube feels like heavy fiberglass and the black parts are metal. Only issues I have identified: camera shutter appears to be stuck closed (could probably be fixed) and there is some discoloration/splitting at the foot of one of the wood legs.

I am asking $900 plus shipping.
 

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