Catalogue Number: 1825
Essentials of modern lens theory and practice
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: CALKINS, Tracy H
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1941
Edition: 1st Edition
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Publisher/Manufacturer: Continental Optical Company
Description Of Item: Soft green colour 'vinyl' covers, 94 pages, 41 figures and 25 charts in text.
Historical Significance: This book is a product promotion booklet, The second edition published in 1950 is Cat No 1824. It is divided in two parts, one on single vision lenses and one on bifocals. It is oriented to optical workshop practice and surfacing. [NOTE ABOUT CONTINENTAL OPTICAL CORPORATION 17 Jun 2002. Ocean Optics, a Florida-based manufacturer of miniature fibre-optic spectrometers, has bought Continental Optical Corporation of Hauppage, NY, which makes precision optical components and coatings for military and commercial markets. Continental Optical will retain its name and operate as a 'precision optics' division within Ocean Optics.
How Acquired: Donated by Family of N Jack Neilson, who worked with Australian Optical Company Ltd in Melbourne in the mid 20thC
Date Acquired: March 2011
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note