Beautifully engraved certificate from the Bausch & Lomb Optical Company issued
in 1927. This historic document was printed by the American Bank Note Company and has an
ornate border around it with a vignette of an allegorical woman sitting and looking off to the side. This item is hand signed by the Company's Vice-President ( Carl Loeb ) and Assistant Secretary and is
over 77 years old.
The well-known optical company was founded by two German immigrants, John J. Bausch (1830-1926) and Henry Lomb (1828-1908). Although their association dates back to 1850, they did not formally establish a partnership until 1866. Beginning with the manufacture of hard rubber eyeglass frames, they gradually expanded their lines of production to include reading glasses and pocket microscopes. In 1874, they produced their first compound microscope, and the name of the business was changed to Bausch & Lomb Optical Company. By 1900, Bausch & Lomb had become the leading American manufacturer of microscopes (30,000), and the third largest in the world after Ernst Leitz and Carl Zeiss.
J.J. Bausch died in 1926 and Henry Lomb died in 1908.
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