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Spectacles Eyeglasses Lenses (reproduction)
American Optical Company; AO Heritage Museum
North America: USA, Massachusetts, Southbridge
paper; plastic
overall: 279 mm x 220 mm

Modern facsimile edition of the 2nd complete AO Co illustrated catalogue (1912). A4 format, printed in black and white, spiral bound. 348 pages plus reproduction of end papers. Includes portraits of George W. Wells, Channing M. Wells, Albert B. Wells and J. Cheny Wells, introduction, historical account of the company 1833-1912, suggestions for ordering, shipments, AO Company Stock, AO Company Trade Marks and Patented Lines (p.27), measurements for spectacles, AOCO Standard sizes of eyes, styles of spectacle bridges, then separate sections on gold and silver spectacles and eyeglasses (p.39), gold-filled spectacles and eyeglasses (p.67), steel, alumnico, alumnica, German silver, Roman alloy and Regaloid spectacles and eyeglasses (p.91), finger-piece eyeglasses (p.139, including Fits-U fitting sets p.148), material for spectacles and eyeglasses (p.149 inc. temples, hangers, handles, springs, guards, studs, straps, special features, screws and taps, miscellaneous), Automobile goggles, driving and shooting spectacles (p.183), spectacle and eyeglass lenses, blanks etc. (p.191 inc. Centex lenses), trial sets, trial frames and accessories (p.229 inc. test types, trial rings), Spectacle eyeglass goggle and other cases (p.273), eyeglass chains, hairpins, hooks, ear loops, cords and material, automatic eyeglass holders (p.287), optical machinery tools and supplies (p.303 inc. work benches, grinding machinery, cutting machinery, drilling machinery, lens centeing device, Colmascope strain tester, Axometer, miscellaneous), Index.


College Purchase, 2011

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