American Optical History Events Page
Timelines for AO


AO History listing in PDF Form
(Rev 07-Sept-10)

AO History You-Tube Video
New 5-Jan-12

Product Firsts at AO

AO History Chronology Slideshow -
8mb Download of executable
 In depth 1945 historical document by H. Styll from the Optical Heritage Museum archives

  AO News from 1967 announcing the merger of AO with Warner Lambert - New 28-Jul-11
3mb pdf download

Doc Tillyer and other AO Lens Designers

Summary of Doc Tillyers AO patents as listed in Tim Tillyers book
June 9, 2011 Rev pdf file

AO History Chronology Slideshow printable file -

AO Safety firsts

Clarifying when AO "Closed"

AO Milestones from 1800's

Other Timelines in the AO History Web Page:

AO News article from 1959  19-Apr-10

DOD Facility Chronology

Events Outlined by George Wells in 1909 Speech

Miscellaneous Regional Newspaper Articles from the past

AO Scientific Instruments Chronology

AO Fire Brigade Events / History

Download Booklet (5mb pdf)

More about the AO Fire Dept

June 18, 1983 Parade

Return to AO History Main Page

Dick Whitney  Jan 5 , 2012  update

Return to Whitney Home Page

Browse to Southbridge Page

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