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     optics cloudy but intact, very nice black leather case w/ Eagle on top and “beh” and

     “1943” underneath, no filters.  Price $1300 ($1675)

12.  Ross 16x60 Solaross, CF, slope-shoulder housing, coated optics (cloudy but intact),

      w/ original leather Ross case, cosmetics near xlnt, w/ neckstrap.  Price $750 ($1025)

13.  Barr & Stroud CF-42, post-WWII variation of famous CF-41, this one w/ reticle in

      right hand side, otherwise substantially the same as original, includes top nitrogen

      ports, individual leather ocular covers, optics clean, some wear to paint

      but generally good condition.  Price $350 (no reconditioning necessary)

14.  Ross 10x50 Stepmur, CF, XL oculars/wide field, coated optics, some wear to body,

      optics intact  but cloudy, w/ original brown leather “Ross” case.  Price $450 ($725)    

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Subject:  Binocular telescopes for amateur astronomers.

Juhani Kyyrö appears to be from Finland, but travels in the U.S., he has a web page on telescopes:  http://www.kyyro.com/

that includes some unusual binocular 'dobsonians':

http://www.kyyro.com/bindob1.htm

List member Dave Trott has been busy:

http://members.aol.com/davetrott/page1.htm

....the first binocular, 'Big Binoculars' is new, and the second, 'Giant Binoculars', has been shared before.

There are some amazing Japanese binocular telescopes in a report from the 'Binoculars and Telescopes Summit', 12-14 October, 2002, Misono, Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

http://homepage2.nifty.com/bigbino/summit02/report/report_02-e.html

Click on:   'introducing equipments'

The first 10 or 15 pictures are of binoculars.  Especially see the interpupillary adjustment mechanisms in the images labeled:

--25cm Newton "Magellan" twin "Do-Bino"

--8.5cm Refractor "TeleVue85" twin"

and see the hand made binocular viewer:

--Binocular viewer for 2inch

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Binocular List #253.  21 April, 2003.

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Subject: 'English Mechanic' articles

Matt Considine is involved with old telescopes, and old papers on that subject.  He scanned two pages of 'The English Mechanic, from Feb. 1895, with articles on Zeiss binoculars.  The images can be found at:

http://www.considine.net/mac/em/zeiss/vol_60_p546.gif (426K)

http://www.considine.net/mac/em/zeiss/vol_61_p013.gif (445K)

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