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'Specs' can't be broken
Title : 'Specs' can't be broken 'Specs' can't be broken
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Source : Advertiser, 10 April 1959, p. 5
Date of creation : 1959
Format : Newspaper
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Description :

Newspaper report on a demonstration of 'unbreakable' spectacles, manufactured in Adelaide by Laubman and Pank Optometric Company.

Made from a plastic resin which had been used for aircraft parts in the Second World War, the lenses of these spectacles were lightweight and scratch resistant. Laubman and Pank later established a subsidiary company, Scientific Optical Laboratories of Australia (SOLA) now SOLA Optical Australia, to manufacture plastic lenses and other ophthalmic products.

Related names :

Laubman and Pank

Sola International Pty. Ltd.

Coverage year : 1959
Further reading :

Linn, Rob. Breaking the mould: the history of Sola Optical,Adelaide, SA: Historical Consultants Pty Ltd for Sola International, 2000

McPhee, Margaret. The dictionary of Australian inventors and discoveries, St. Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin, 1993

Roscrow, Noel. 'Sola sees the light through a unique lens', Vantage: a definitive view of South Australia, volume 1, number 4, winter 1978, pp. 8-10

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