MANUFACTURING: Spectacle Trust?

Over two months ago Bausch & Lomb Optical Co., makers of about 50% of all the military optical goods sold in the U. S., was indicted under the Federal antitrust laws because it had an old sales & patent agreement with the German firm of Carl Zeiss. The agreement, Government men hinted, prevented B. & L. from selling range finders, gun sights and other fire-control instruments to the Allies.

Last week Bausch & Lomb pleaded nolo contendere (I won't argue), offered to consent to an injunction against carrying out any provisions of the Zeiss agreement...

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