Selling my beautiful early 1960's 6" f/15 refractor on German equatorial mount and oak wood tripod. Jack Draper was a well known telescope maker in northeast Ohio and western Pa from the 1940's-60's. He passed away in 1967. He completely ground the lenses and made every bit of this scope. Jack made around 30 refractors ranging from 4" to the 8" at Mahoning Valley Cortese Observatory in Newton Falls, Ohio. Well known for absolute quality optics. I have observed with the telescope many times since the early 1970's. It used to be mounted as a guide scope on the 16" cass at MVCO. The scope has been completely reconditioned by Jerry Jackson, who passed recently. He was a member of the Antique Telescope Soc. and has helped bring back to life many antique telescopes. The tube of completely made of aluminum. The focuser works nice and smooth. The draw tube is 1.25". This is a HEAVY telescope. I had back surgery last year, and can no longer use it, sad to say. I will include 2 vintage 1.25" eyepieces from the 1970's. The GEM mount works great. I'm not sure if the clock drive works or not. The oak tripod was made by a craftsman and is beautiful oak and polyurethaned.
The crown and flint glass are superb. The scope has a nice dew shield. I added a 9X50 finder.
The telescope on the mount is approximately 8 feet long and 8 feet high!!! It is quite heavy!
This would have to be a pick-up in Fort Gay, WV, about 40 miles south of Huntington.
Note, I will remove the "memorial" decal that may be shown in the photos. I will transfer that to another scope I have.
THIS IS MY OWN TELESCOPE!!!
SOLD AS IS!!! NO REFUNDS OR RETURNS!!!
Filed under: High-End Telescope Auctions (USA)