Antique Telescope made by Carton in Japan in 1960s, complete set, very rare. this is more than just a telescope. It is an antique.
Beautiful antique telescope made in Japan. Antique of 1960s. complete set including all parts of the telescope, all optical lenses, wood carrying case, wood tripods etc.
Carton Optical Company (COC) is a brand name synonymous with quality. The Model No. 619- A 60mm. f/15 equatorial refractor from the 1960’s is supplied with a beautifully cast mounting, slow-motion controls, superior tube assembly and focuser with a quick-release finderscope, wooden tripod, and hardwood carrying case. As with all of the older Japanese imports, each accessory is of 0.965” diameter. Equatorial tracking allows for extended observations of bright deep-sky objects that show best in small refractors, such as the Pleiades and Beehive Cluster M44.
Carton Model No. 619-A, larger aperture Cartons bring much higher prices because of rarity.
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