Business: Long Grind

Most of the moving images which U. S. cinemaudiences goggle at are projected through Bausch & Lomb lenses. Bausch & Lomb's 17,000 other products include spectacles, microscopes (15,000 a year), gun sights and range finders for the U. S. Army & Navy, binoculars, reading glasses, saccharimeters, spectroscopes.

Although American Optical Co. makes more spectacles, Spencer Lens Co. makes microscopes and Eastman Kodak Co. grinds its own camera lenses, Bausch & Lomb is the only U. S. commercial maker of scientific precision glass. So important is this fact to the U. S. Navy Department...

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