This is a modified tripod imported by Meade from Japan in the late 1960s. I used it for my Pronto (and even had attached encoders), but found I prefer the full sized tripods like the Gibralter. Very solid, chromed legs; smooth damped motion on both axes, a consequence of good machining and cam-tripod lubricants. The counterweight is for my Pronto, but by repositioning it, I can fit even heavier scopes.
Price: $40 + shipping