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The Titan Measuring A-I and A-II Microscope-Telescope-Videoscope is a highly versatile instrument that is provided with a sophisticated optical tube that comes standard as a 25X and 50X Microscope, and with the purchase of an optional 10X Objective, can be converted to a 100X Microscope.

This unique instrument is easily converted to a 7X Visual Telescope by removing the 2.5X and 5X Microscope Objectives and extending the optical tube. Further conversion to a Video Scope, be it for Microscope or Telescope Applications, is by removing the Eyepiece and purchasing the Video Adapter (Order #X - Z Video Adapter), which extends the eyetube for video. The Video Lens Adapter #TSTVA - 12 is also necessary as it contains the Cross Hairs and Reticle.

The Optical Tube has a Reticle in the Eyepiece that has Crosshairs and further divisions into 30 degree segments. This Optical Tube can be utilized in a Vertical or Horizontal Position.

Model A-I with 7" Vertical and 6" Horizontal Capacity. Model A-II with 7" Vertical and 12" Horizontal Capacity.

If used as a Microscope - Videoscope, magnifications range from 60X at 2.5" to 336X with a 10X objective at .375". As a Video-Telescope, magnifications range from 8X at 65" to 40X at 4.75" (All magnifications are tabulated with a 2/3" format camera and 9 monitor). These magnifications will change with different format cameras and larger screen monitors and double with 1/2" format camera and 12" monitor.

The Measuring capability of the unit is provided by a Vernier Scale reading directly in .001" divisions over 6" or 12" Horizontal range and 6" Vertical range. The scales are easily read with a 10X Magnifier providing for magnification of the scales. If necessary, the horizontal readings can be calibrated to closer accuracies by using GAGE BLOCKS between two adjustable reference points. Movement in both Axis is controlled by a rack and pinion adjustment giving fingertip control over the entire range.

The base is constructed out of a seasoned meehanite casting with hand scraped ways for the highest accuracies. A spring adjustment assures perfect alignment. A liquid level mounted on the horizontal carriage assures flatness when all legs are perfectly leveled.

The Optical Tube, whether it is used as a Microscope or Telescope, can be rotated 360 degrees on its own axis so that the optics can be used in any position, vertical or horizontal any angle. If used in a horizontal position, there is a .0005" per foot separate level to assure perfect horizontal positioning of the Optical Tube.

Telescope applications are possible from 17" to infinity by eye.

If the Optical Tube is used in a Vertical position as a Microscope, two viewing positions are possible for workpieces. They can be mounted on a special steel plate attached to the rear of the unit directly under the Optical Tube. This is ideal for small parts. The second alternative is to remove this plate, which is attached with two allen screws, and bridge it over larger workpieces, as for example, a Printed Circuit Board.

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TITAN A-I & A-II Video Microscope Telescope

The Titan A Series combines the best of all worlds. It allows you to MEASURE, ALIGN, and VIEW as a Microscope or Telescope and, if desired, project the image on a VIDEO MONITOR at an extremely low cost. It will function at working distances where it is impossible to use conventional Microscopes or Telescopes. It is easy to focus and read properly on its accurate vernier scales.

It is an ideal instrument for QUALITY CONTROL.

  • Laboratory: Liquids in containers to measure levels, creep, expansion, rise and other physical phenomena, radioactive materials in containers and through viewing windows. Measure and Alignment in Pressure and Vacuum Chambers.

  • Research: Plotting and checking reference points on Television and Radio Tubes, X-Rays and printed circuits. Miniature parts, angular movements correlating X & Z movement with angles to find tangent points or lines. Surface finish, oscillograph deviations, measurements of small compressible or fragile objects

  • Toolroom and Machine Shop and Model Shop: On the spot inspection of dies for wear and size in the assembled stage. Miniature screw machine parts.

  • Thread Measurements: for Threads per inch count. Visual inspection for burrs, slivers, stripping and drunken helix. Outside and root diameters, lead, thread angle and form. Casting on the surface plate for inaccessible and recessed holes and slots where mechanical instruments cannot reach, Production: Spindle run-out. Size while cutter is still moving. Size on big castings or wall paper and plastic printing rolls. Aerial photos and standards for location.

Mechanical Data:

Measuring Capacity: Model A-I 7 Vertically & 6 Horizontally. Model A-II 7" Vertically &12"
Horizontally. weight: 18 lbs.- Model A-I 22 lbs.- Model A-II size: 15" X 14" X 7"- Model A-I 15" X 19" X 7"- Model A-II

Material: Base and Carriage seasoned meehanite casting.

Legs: Hard Chromed & adjustable.

Vertical Post: Steel. surface plate: Located on rear of base casting 2" X 12" for model A-I and 2" X 19" for model A-II, removable with 2 Hex Head Screws, ground finish.

Level Accuracy: On Vertical Post .0005" per foot. Same for both models.

Vernier Scale: Viewable through 10X optically corrected magnifier. Horizontal axis is 9" long on model A-I. 13" long on model A-II, .001" Divisions. Vertical Axis 7" long .001" Divisions.

Protractor: On Vertical Post reads 20 Deg.,10 Deg., 0 Deg., 10 Deg., 20 Deg. or 90 Deg. to the other protractor for rotating the eye tube 90 Deg. A fine adjustment to rotate from vertical to horizontal.

Gage Block Device: Zero able with adjustable hardened lock nut which reacts against a post on the carriage.

Optical Data: See information below. (Same for A-I & A-II)

Reticle: Cross lines at 30 Deg. intervals covering 360 Degrees with 0 Deg., 30 Deg., 60 Deg., 90 Deg., 120 Deg, 150 Deg. & 180 Deg. marked on reticle.

Magnifier: 2-10X magnification loupes for reading Vernier Scales on both the Vertical and Horizontal Axis.


Field of View- .1142"(2.9mm)
Focal Length- .9840"(25mm)
Field of View- .2096"(5.3mm)
Focal Length- 1.9675(30mm) 


Magnification: 5.5X
Minimum Focal Length: 39"
Maximum Focal Length: Infinity 

Video Microscope:
5X Objective: Magnification 112X-142X Depending on Optical Tube Length.
2.5X Objective: Magnification 60X-88X Depending on Optical Tube Length.
10X Optional Objective: Magnification 264X-336X Depending on Optical Tube Length.

Video Telescope:
Magnification 8X - 2.8X
12" Minimum Focal Length
27.25" Maximum Focal Length



Field of View at 39": 3" Approximately Focal Length in Inches

The unit can be used as a microscope or telescope with the optical tube in either a vertical or horizontal position. To convert to a telescope from a microscope, unscrew both microscope objectives at first & second knurled ring in front of eye tube and extend tube.

A: 2.5X -Microscope
B: 5X - Microscope
D: 5.5X -Telescope         O
cular: 10X

A) Note: All Video magnifications were calculated with a 2/3"Format camera and a 9" Monitor.
A 1/2" Format Camera and 12" Monitor will approximately double your magnifications.

B) Note: For all Video usage, extra illumination is necessary. Order FOI-150 150 Watt Fiberoptic Illuminator or FOI-250 250 Watt Fibre Optic Illuminator and FOI-1 Split Bifurcated Fiber Optic Bundle.