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Brass and Glass: Optical Instruments and their Makers

By Tony Benson

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Much of the content of Brass and Glass: Optical Instruments and their Makers (***Coming Soon***) relates to instrument makers or organisations of the past, (see the book's table of contents). However, many are still in business, or have been absorbed into other businesses which are still trading. Included here are current websites of, or relating to some of the companies and organisations which appear in the book.

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ADOX
Aeronautical & General Instruments Ltd. (AGI) See entry for Agilux
AGFA
Alpa
American Optical Company
Arax
ARRI
Arsenal Special Device Production State Enterprise See entry for Arsenal Factory
Astronomik
Astronomy Centre See entry for Peter Drew
ATIK Cameras
Baader Planitarium
Baigish
Bausch & Lomb History
Beck Optronic Solutions See entry for R. & J. Beck
Bell & Howell
Bellingham & Stanley
Black & Lizars See entry for John Lizars
Black Magic Design See entry for Cintel
Bolex
Bollemeijer History
Braun Photo Technick GmbH
Breithaupt
Bresser
Brunson
Brunton Outdoor
Bushnell
Edward R. Byers Co.
Canon
Carton Optical Industries, Ltd. History
Cave-Astrola See entry for Cave Optical Co.
CDGM
Cooke Optics Ltd. History
Corning
Cosina
Daystar Filters
C. W. Dixey & Son
Ealing Catalog See entry for Ealing Corporation
Edmund Optics
Explore Scientific USA History
Explore Scientific UK
FOTON Optoelectronics
FPM See entry for Gustav Heyde/Feinmess Dresden
Freiberger
Frezzi See entry for James Frezzolini
Fritz & Hawley Guild Opticians See entry for Paul Roessler.
Fujifilm History
Gaertner Scientific Corporation See entry for William Gaertner
GAMBICA History
Gerhardt See entry for Hertel & Reuss
Glass Perfection
GOTO Inc.
GT Vision See entry for GX Microscopes
Guan Sheng Optical (GSO)
Haag-Streit
Haking See entries for Ansco and Halina
Hall & Watts Defence Optics Ltd.
Hardin Optical Co.
Philip Harris
Hasselblad
Hawke Sport Optics
Hawksley See entry for Hawksley & Sons
Hertel & Reuss
Hexagon
Hilkinson
David Hinds Ltd.
Horiba Scientific See entry for Amédé Jobin
Hoya History
Hyland Optical Technologies
Ilford Photo History
J. Imray & Son
Institut d’Optique
Jenoptik
JTW Astronomy
Kahles
Keeler Ltd.
Kenko History
Kenko Tokina
Kelvin & Hughes
Kharkov Machine-Building Plant (FED)
King Optics
Kollmorgen
KOMZ
Konus
Kowa
A. Krüss Optronic
Kuhlmann
Kunming United Optics Corporation (KUO)
Kyowa Optical Co. Ltd.
L3 Brashear
L3 SSG
L3 Technologies
Leica and their History
Leupold
Lichtenknecker Optics
Ludolph
Lunt Solar Systems
Mamiya Leaf See entry for Leaf
Mason Technology
Meade Instruments
Meiji Techno
Meopta
Meyer-Optik-Görlitz See entry for Hugo Meyer
Minox
Möller-Wedel Optical GmbH See entry for Johann Diedrich Möller
Moonraker Telescopes
Moravian Instruments
Motic Group
Murnaghan Instruments Corp. See entry for Coulter Optical Co.
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
National Physical Laboratory (NPL)
Nedinsco
Nickel
Night Optics
Nikon
Nishimura
Northrop Grumman Corporation History
Novosibirsk Instrument-Making Plant (NPZ) See also entry for TAL
NSG Group See entry for Pilkington
Oberwerk
Ocular Instruments Inc.
Ohara
Olympus
OM Digital Solutions Olympus Imaging
Omegon
Optical Hardware See entry for Ostara
Optical Surfaces
Optical Vision Limited
Opticron
Optolyth
Orion
Orion Optics UK
Paludan Optik
Parker Hale History
Parks Optical
Perkin Elmer
Phase One
Pilkington See also NSG Group
Polaroid Impossible brand
Praktica
Prior Scientific
Pyser Optics See entry for Pyser-SGI
QHYCCD
Qioptiq
Questar
Rathenower Optische Werke GmbH (seems to have a faulty server script - try again later)
Ricoh History
Ringfoto
Rodenstock
Ross Optics
Salmoiraghi and Viganò See entry for Filotecnica Salmoiraghi
Schneider Kreuznach
Schott AG
Seeadler
Seiwa Optical Co. Ltd.
Shanghai Seagull Digital Camera Co., Ltd.
Shimadzu
Showa Optronics Company Ltd. (SOC)
Sigma
Simmons Optics
Sokkia
Sony
Spectra Geospatial
Starlight Xpress
STC
Steiner
Strathspey
Sunagor
Sunny Optical
Swarovski Optik
Swift Sport Optics
Tamaya Technics Inc.
Tamron
Tele Vue
Telescope House See entries for Fullerscopes, and Broadhurst, Clarkson and Co.
TI Asahi Co. Ltd. Pentax Surveying
Tokina
Topcon
Trimble Inc.
Union Optical Co. Ltd.
Uni-Scope Optical Systems Ltd.
UQG Optics
Valley Microscope See entry for Carton Optical Canada Inc.
Vanguard
Vavilov State Optical Institute (GOI)
Vernonscope
Viking Optical
Vision Engineering
Vista Outdoor
Vivitar
Volk Optical Ltd.
Vortex Optics
Weems & Plath
Welch Allyn
William Optics
Yukon Advanced Optics Worldwide
Zagorsk Optical and Mechanical Plant (ZOMZ)
Zeiss International website
Zeiss UK website
Zhumell
ZWO


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