Optical Heritage Museum Web Site

Industry Present and Past Historical Resources Page

Lens Company Advertising


Two of six original Norman Rockwell Paintings commissioned by AO use in Saturday Evening Post Ads

Herman Stoopes AO Paintings now on Display!

Come see the originals (above photo) courtesy of the Optical Heritage Museum at 12 Crane St in Southbridge MA

1932 - Ad


AO Recollections Page

AO "Wellsworth" 1925 Lens Catalogue

47mb pdf download


AO Price 1928 List / Catologue of Lenses / Frames

15mb pdf download



AO Numont Frame Ad from a 1940 AO Vision Magazine

Download this magazine (32mb pdf)


Lens Materials- History of CR39


Lens type/design history


Optical Industry Vintage Advertising


Lens Companies

Lens Equipment


Safety Eyewear



Standards / Organizations


Links of Interest


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