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Current bid : $1,375.00
Starting bid: $100.00
Buyer's Fee: 8%
# of bids: 27
Closes: Auction is closed
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Zipcode: 02493
Started: 5/9/2013 7:53:53 AM
Ended: 5/31/2013 11:05:34 AM Eastern
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Custom ID: OBS01


Base is 14’6” x 14’-6”

Dome is 13’-0 DIA

Height: From platform to top of dome 8’-0” tall



Entire structure is ½ and ¾ decking clad in copper

The dome is fully functional: rotates and door slides open (some work is required to operate smoother.  A few boards will need to be reworked because they came loose.

Platform is 2X8 joist in fair condition.

A crane lifted the structure of the block wall foundation, it was transported on a flatbed to location, and Excavator lifted this off trailer.

This observatory dome is being sold as is where is.   Buyer is responsible for transporting the observatory dome within 30 business days of purchase.

Inspection of the dome is available by contacting the Facilities Department at 781-786-5270. 

Payment Details: Payment is due prior to scheduled pick-up time. This observatory dome is being sold as is where is. Buyer is responsible for transporting the observatory dome within 30 business days of purchase.
Q: what is the zip-code location of the dome and is the dome permanently attached to the base?  posted by: 6821  5/10/2013 10:50:27 AM
A: The zip code is 02493 (Weston, Massachusetts). The dome appears permanently attached to the base.

Q: Approximately how much dose the dome weigh? What does the inside look like? Is it curved wood beam or curved steel channel? Is it possible to get pictures of the inside? Are the wheels casters?  posted by: 9814  5/10/2013 9:56:45 AM
A: The dome weighs approximately 4,000 lbs. I will upload pictures of the inside. There will be a picture of the metal ring track and wheel assembly.

Q: How much does the dome weigh? what does the inside look like? Is it wood or steel channel on the inside? Is it possible to get some pictures of the inside?  posted by: 9814  5/10/2013 9:12:22 AM
A: There is a curved channel with wood purlins, wood sheathing and clad in copper.

Q: Hi, What is the diameter of the dome? What size is the flat roof it is attached to? Does the shutter on the dome open? We might be able to use this at our high school in Plaistow NH. Best Regards, Peter Bealo  posted by: 9798  5/9/2013 1:40:35 PM
A: The diameter is 13 feet. The dome is permanently attached to a base but it is not a roof. Previously, the dome was connected to a cinderblock building approximately 14'6' by 14'6". Yes, the dome door opens. A track is attached to the outside with a pulley and rope system in the interior.

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