Catalogue Number: 3976
Essilor Crizal Lens Cleaning Cloth
Category: Memorabilia and ephemera
Sub-Category: Advertising, trade and products
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 2005
Time Period: 21st C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Japan
Description Of Item: Clear plastic wallet 104 mm x 58 mm imprinted with 'Made in Japan/ 70% Polyester/ 30% Nylon' enclosing a white microfibre cleaning cloth 168 mm x 168 mm with Crizal and Essilor printed in blue in one corner and a plastic card 85 mm x 55 mm with Use and Care instructions printed in black and blue.
Historical Significance: A promotional cleaning cloth provided by the manufacturer to be given to the purchaser of Essilor Crizal lenses.Essilor was formed in 1972 as a merger between Essel and Silor, both French companies. Essel began in Paris in 1849 as a group of spectacle assembly workshops. It added frame manufacture to its lens making activities inventing the Nylor method of lens retention. It invented the first progressive lens Varilux in 1959. Silor another optical group invented a lightweight lens in 1959, Orma 1000. Essilor merged with LuxOttica in 2018.
How Acquired: Donated by Colin Bates
Date Acquired: 13/8/2020
Location: Archive office. Pamphlet and ephemera filing cabinet. Drawer 7