Originally Posted by ghsmith45
Here is a Ramsden circa 1965 to bring back the old memories.
Struth Geoff! - I know I'm as guilty as the next old codger when it comes to 'memberin' the "good ol' days of my youth;" but those piccies brought me down with a thud bro!
I'm feelin' real old at the mo' - an unless you tell me that was a typo, and the ep was really pre WW2 I'm going out t' buy some "Grecian 2000" jist to make me feel better - not that there's too much hair for it to work on!
I have nothing left from the era I mainly referred to in my prior post, (late 50's - very early 60's) though I still have my 8" mirror and secondary (flat) from the early 70's.
As I tell people these days, you didn't have much/any choice but to "grind your own" in those days - even in the early 70's a 12 and a 1/2 inch Cassegrain, EQ with optional drive on pier was $2000 from "Astronomical Supplies" at Crows Nest. This was literally then a "Dream Scope" and that amount equates to 15+ thousand if compared to a basket of costs and wages etc today. "The good old days!"