Milestones in optical history

Catalogue Number: 2663
Milestones in optical history
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Booklet
Corporation: Bausch and Lomb Incorporated
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: (undated) 1940
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Rochester, New York
Publisher/Manufacturer: Bausch and Lomb Incorporated
Description Of Item: Colour illustrated paper wrappers, approx. A4 size, 30 pages, frontispiece of W. W. McQuilkin, President of Bausch and Lomb, 11 full page colour illustrations of significant figures in the history of optics and ophthalmic science and two of eyeglass vendors one of which was painted in 1864 by Hermann Sondermann. Opposite each picture is a page of informative text. At the end of the book are black and white photographs of Bausch and Lomb instruments and eye wear.
Historical Significance: This is a brand promotion brochure for Bausch and Lomb, of a kind and style not uncommon in the mid 20th C. The significant figures depicted are Alhazen, Gallileo, Snell. Leeuwnhoek, Huygens, Newton, Young, Fraunhofer, Helmholtz. The date 1040 is from Worldcat.
Date Acquired: May 2015
Condition: Good
Location: Archive office. Pamphlet and ephemera filing cabinet. Drawer 6

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