J.H. Dallmeyer Ltd.

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J.H. Dallmeyer Ltd.

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  • JH Dallmeyer; JH Dallmeyer Ltd.; JH Dallmayer

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An optical instrument and lens manufacurer, founded 1850 by John Henry Dallmayer and continued after his death in 1883 by his son Thomas Rudolphus Dallmeyer (who patented the telephoto lens in 1891). The company was under the auspices of several coprorations, including Watsham's Electro-Optics Limited (1987-1988), Omitec Electro-Optics Limited (1988-1997) & Avimo Optical Imaging Limited (1997-2001) and is currently part of Thales Optical Imaging Limited - Thales Optics Group «


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