Vintage Takahashi .965" "Image Shifter" with handle in box with Japanese instructions. Handle rotates the device, knob on side moves the eyepiece holder sideways. Think of it as a shift device for telescopes, presumably for fine positioning of an object in the viewing/photographic field. Box is marked TS-008 but we doubt this is the correct box as the device doesn't quite fit in it correctly. Long handle is different from one of these we had awhile back but it fits fine and serves the purpose. We found an image of this device in a 1981 Takahashi catalog but as it was in Japanese we didn't learn much. Threads on the scope focuser tube side are 42.88mm, threads on your focuser tube likely would measure 43mm.
WHO WE ARE: Oddog2 is a husband/wife team, home-based small business specializing in the buying/refurbishment/selling of primarily photographic equipment. We do occasionally have other types of things to sell that come to us as a result of our search for camera-related items. We have 47 years of experience (22 years as a hobby, 25 as a full time effort) with photographic equipment, both as a shooter (17 years newspaper photojournalist) and as a collector/restorer/seller. We have been on eBay as Oddog or Oddog2 since September 1999.
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