Lens Company Catalogs

The catalogs listed below are specific to companies that primarily made lenses.  All catalogs may be found here.

For each catalog, two facing pages are shown per image.  Catalogs are marked as (complete), meaning all pages were scanned or (the pages scanned).  Each image is about 1mb, so downloads can take considerable time for complete catalogs.  

 

1887 Photographic Lenses and How to Select Them, James W. Queen & Co. (Philadelphia, PA), dated 1887, ~6"x9¼", 40pp

1894 Photographic Lenses, Shutters, Prisms 7th Edition, Bausch & Lomb Optical Co. (Rochester, NY), dated June 1894, ~6½"x10", 32pp

c.1895 Price List of Double-Anastigmats, C. P. Goerz Optical Works (Berlin-Schöneberg, Germany), undated c. 1895, ~6½"x9¾", 20pp

1897 Department 5, Photographic Lenses, Supplies, Etc., Second Edition, Andrew J. Lloyd & Co. (Boston, MA), dated 1897, ~7½"x10", 112pp & 16pp supplement

1898 Photographic Objectives, Shutters and Accessories, Bausch & Lomb Optical Co. (Rochester, NY), dated 1898, ~6½"x10", 72pp

1904 Bausch & Lomb Portrait Lenses, Bausch & Lomb Optical Co. (Rochester, NY), dated 1904, ~6"x9", 24pp (complete)

1906 The Anastigmat Lens as an aid to Artistic Photography, Bausch & Lomb Optical Co. (Rochester, NY), dated 1906, ~4½"x5¾", 32pp

1907 Photographic Lenses, Catalog H, Bausch & Lomb Optical Co. (Rochester, NY), dated 1907, ~7¾"x10¾", 54pp

1908 Fireside Photography, Bausch & Lomb Optical Co. (Rochester, NY), dated 1908, ~6"x9", 32pp

1910 Photographic Lenses, Catalog H, Bausch & Lomb Optical Co. (Rochester, NY), dated 1910, ~8"x11", 62pp

1910 Goerz Lenses, C. P. Goerz American Optical Co. (New York, NY), dated 1910, ~6½"x9¼", 64pp

1911 Goerz Lenses, C. P. Goerz American Optical Co. (New York, NY), dated 1911, ~5½"x8", 56pp

1912 Photographic Lenses, Bausch & Lomb Optical Co. (Rochester, NY), dated 1912, ~6¼"x10", 64pp

1912 Photography Indoors, Bausch & Lomb Optical Co. (Rochester, NY), dated 1912, ~4½" x 7", 44pp

1912 Wollensak Lenses & Shutters 1912-1913, Wollensak Optical Co. (Rochester, NY), dated 1912-1913 (good for two years), ~5¼"x8¼", 32pp

1916 A Catalogue of Photographic Lenses & Shutters, Wollensak Optical Co. (Rochester, NY), dated 1916-1917 (good for two years), ~5½"x8½", 36pp

1920 A Catalogue of Photographic Lenses & Shutters, 1920, Wollensak Optical Co. (Rochester, NY), copyright 1919, ~5x7¾", 44pp

1920 Photographic Lenses, Bausch & Lomb Optical Co. (Rochester, NY), dated 1920, ~6½"x9", 64pp     -     .html version     -     .pdf version

c.1920 Photomicrographic Equipment and Micro Projectors, Bausch & Lomb Optical Co. (Rochester, NY), undated c. 1912, ~6½"x9¾", 56pp

1922 What Lens Shall I Buy?, Bausch & Lomb Optical Co. (Rochester, NY), undated but 1922, ~4½"x7¼", 48pp

c.1922 Taylor-Hobson Cooke Anastigmats for Fine Photography Catalogue No. 22, Burke & James, Inc. (Chicago, IL), undated c. 1922, ~6x9", 36pp

1928 Photographic Lenses, Bausch & Lomb Optical Co. (Rochester, NY), dated 1928, ~5¼"x6½", 48pp     -     .html version     -     .pdf version