Bausch and Lomb Ophthalmic reference book

Catalogue Number: 1385
Bausch and Lomb Ophthalmic reference book
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Corporation: Bausch and Lomb
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1953
Edition: Reprint
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Rochester, New York
Publisher/Manufacturer: Bausch and Lomb Optical Co
Description Of Item: Maroon cloth cover, 473 pages, numerous black and white photographs and figures. The book gives technical details of Bausch and Lomb lenses, instruments and eyewear.
Historical Significance: This is a promotional book published by the large and well known optical company Bausch and Lomb that was founded in 1853 in Rochester New York as a small optical shop and grew to be a large company which in 2007 had 14,000 employees. The book was originally published in 1942 and reprinted in 1947, 1948 and 1953. It includes numerous photographs of ophthalmic instruments of the period. See also Cat No. 472, 1006 and 1007
How Acquired: Donated by Barry L Cole
Date Acquired: Dec 2009
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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