Theory and application of Bausch and Lomb Ophthalmic Lenses

Catalogue Number: 1384
Theory and application of Bausch and Lomb Ophthalmic Lenses
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Corporation: Bausch and Lomb
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: undated
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Rochester, New York
Publisher/Manufacturer: Bausch and Lomb Optical Co
Description Of Item: Glossy illustrated 2 colour stiff board covers, stapled, 52 pages, numerous illustrations. Includes chapters on the history and manufacture of ophthalmic lenses and on various kinds of lenses produced by Bausch and Lomb (Orthogon, Bifocal, Orthogon Panoptik, Soft-lite Absorptive lenses, Cataract lenses and toughened lenses). Two black and white photographs slipped in, being photos of the illustrations on page 8 and 9 of a glass plant
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. See also Cat No. 472, 1006 and 1007
How Acquired: Donated by Barry L Cole
Date Acquired: Dec 2009
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive office. Pamphlet and ephemera filing cabinet. Drawer 3

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