Grubb telescope refurbishment

The University of Birmingham Astronomical Society owns a Grubb telescope from 1872… we recently obtained funding to refurbish this wonderful piece. As I am the Chair of the society I’m quite involved in doing this… I will post a more detailed piece on the scope once all the work is done but here are a few pics of the current progress….

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screw that holds the base to the roof has completely fallen apart

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metal bits off the Grubb… Physics department and Guild of Students (the original site for the telescope) sit in the background

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fine adjustement screws on the main column of the 1872 made base…
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the more modern gear mechanism for our Grubb telescope mount

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counterweights come off the telescope from 1872 for the first time in a while!

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