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  1. What s the make and. model of your instrument?

    What s the make and. model of your instrument?
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    What is the name of your service company? Having...

    What is the name of your service company?
    Having spent my life fixing things from ophthalmic equipment to twelve ton machinery,
    I am unimpressed by the level of people who claim to be factory...
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    If you mean the round knob on the side of the...

    If you mean the round knob on the side of the instrument It should be available from any ophthalmic. instrument dealer.
    The knob can be installed without otherwise affecting the instrument.
    You...
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    Do you mean the table the instrument mounts on? ...

    Do you mean the table the instrument mounts on? I do not clearly understand what you mean by the vertical and horizontal post.
    If the instrument is mounted on an instrument stand the socket in the...
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    What is the make and model of the instrument?

    What is the make and model of the instrument?
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    They are about the best chair ever made. ...

    They are about the best chair ever made. Salesmen hate them, the chairs last too long. Lift cylinder can leak after thirty years, they are rebuildable. Also the linear bearing races can fail, I...
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    I just saw this post. The tilt lock is...

    I just saw this post. The tilt lock is problematic. Tightening the cables will not solve the problem. There are three different tilt lock mechanisms.
    The first is rarely seen the two common ones...
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    If you can find an American Optical Tillyer trial...

    If you can find an American Optical Tillyer trial lens they are the best that were ever made by anybody anywhere. Topcon and others make corrected trial lenses but they do not compare to what...
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    Sorry, I just saw this post. Exactly what burned...

    Sorry, I just saw this post. Exactly what burned up? There are two components that fail, they can be replaced.
    Most ophthalmic dealers would rather replace the entire power supply or better yet...
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    Greens Refractor Service

    Contact Tek Net, Lakewood, NJ. They have website. They will still do Greens refractors.
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    There is a friction adjustment under the...

    There is a friction adjustment under the instrument. Unplug the Vertometer. There are two small screws that hold a cover on the bottom of the instrument. Try not to loose the little screws, they...
  12. You may have a problem with vertex distance. ...

    You may have a problem with vertex distance. Frequently blocking pads, felt rings or other items are placed on or around the lens contact to keep contact from damaging the lens. The resulting error...
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    A strong word of caution. if you are thinking...

    A strong word of caution. if you are thinking about trying to fix the knob yourself. The setscrews that secure the knobs may look like conventional six sided setscrews, they are not! They are...
  14. Some chairs are easy, the upholstery can be...

    Some chairs are easy, the upholstery can be removed and replaced with out difficulty.
    Some Reliance chairs need to have the whole top of the chair removed and dismantled.
    There are way to get into...
  15. Thread: Lenmeter

    by Howard Gorin
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    Your old instruments, both AO And B&L are better...

    Your old instruments, both AO And B&L are better then any new optical lensmeter made today.
    I know, I repair them. I also make the parts for them. AO, Reichert and B&L have not made or supported...
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    Re Glass Lenses

    Are red glass lenses available anywhere? Finished, 6 base curve, no sphere or cylinder correction.
    This is not for an eyeglass application or for personal use.
    I could tint a plastic lens, but I...
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    The service business relies on these maxims...

    The service business relies on these maxims
    Those who say don't know. Those who know don't say
    Knowledge shared is power lost.
    Anyone who is willing to help you out wants to know who let you in....
  18. I think any similar looking fixation target from...

    I think any similar looking fixation target from a Marco, Topcon or Haag-Streit instrument should fit.
    Most instruments come from the same places in Japan regardless of the name they are sold under.
  19. Please clarify what you mean by "top half" most...

    Please clarify what you mean by "top half" most of the fixation lights are identical or nearly so.
    Many parts interchange.
  20. Nikon left the ophthalmic instrument business. ...

    Nikon left the ophthalmic instrument business. Nikon parts are hard to find.
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    Phoropter cleaning and service are two different...

    Phoropter cleaning and service are two different things.
    Cleaning the lenses is only part of the job.
    The instrument regardless of the manufacture should be dismantled and the moving parts stripped...
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    You can check the calibration with trial lenses....

    You can check the calibration with trial lenses.
    Most calibration problems are the result of the eyepiece not being properly focused.
    Since the axis wheel is directly connected to the target, the...
  23. Hydrofluoric acid is really nasty stuff, deadly...

    Hydrofluoric acid is really nasty stuff, deadly in fact. I keep many substances in my shop including many acids. I will not use Hydrofluoric acid, deadly or Hydrochloric acid, the fumes turn all...
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    I provide most replacement parts for Vertometer,...

    I provide most replacement parts for Vertometer, Lensometer, Marco 101 and other ophthalmic equipment.
    In this business new is not always improved.
    www.themachineryworks.com
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    Look for a old AO 603 or a 12603 or a Model 70...

    Look for a old AO 603 or a 12603 or a Model 70 Vertometer. Those machines used are better then what is sold as new today.
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