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On 02/08/2019 at 14:05, Peter Drew said:

A little bit of extra history concerning "Fullerscopes" as it was originally.  In the early 1970's Rob Miller was working at Fullerscopes on the mechanical side, Rob was full of advanced ideas and was keen to make telescopes to a better mechanical design and standard. Ultimately, judging that this was unlikely to happen at Fullerscopes, Rob approached David Hinds and myself to form a consortium to create a new company and "AstroSystems" was formed. Understandably, this didn't go down too well with Dudley and he even threatened to stop purchasing optics from David Hinds if he had anything to do with the new company. As Fullerscopes were David's main customers he withdrew his directorship leaving Rob and myself as co-directors. The rest is later history.     😀

Maybe a History of 'Astro Systems' is also in order?

I remember the catalogue,Vixen fluorites et.c

I bought a few bit's from Astro Systems' in the 80's,~ some i still have~like 'astro systems collimation plug' (with clearest collimation instructions ever IMO,these (now tatty) instructions still reside in my Nortons'), vixen 36.4mm kellner, an m42 eyepiece projection thingy....

 

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