Posted By Robert Ficara
I had a 10" f/16 Classical cassegrain OTA circa 1968 or 1969 that I picked-up used around 1998. The scope looked like a Cave with hardware similar to previous Caves I owned. Even "smelled" like a Cave. (Something about that interior tube paint). It also had this 4x6 plastic sticker on the side of the OTA that stated. "Cave Optical Company 10" f/16 Cassical Cassegrain" When I removed the mirror for cleaning the original Pancro coating sticker was on the back.Also dated 1968 or 69. I did not see any inscription on the side.I then wondered if it indeed was a Cave mirror. Around the same time Tom Cave had a ad placed in the Starry Messenger. He was selling a old Cave wood tripod. His number was listed with the ad. I called him not to inquire about the tripod but to ask about the abscence of any insciption on the mirror. He he told me that this was not uncommon and that it probably was a Cave mirror. He also went on to tell me that he much preferred the Newtonians.