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J. Lizars Company., maker of scientific instruments and cameras, of Glasgow
1830 J. Lizars Company was founded by the optician John Lizars (1810-1879) in Glasgow, Scotland.
When Lizars died, the company continued making eyeglasses, telescopes, microscopes, barometers, thermometers, magic lanterns and slides, cameras, stereo cameras and viewers and binoculars. Its stereo viewers and Challenge cameras were innovative.
In 1913 it had branch offices in Edinburgh, Paisley, Greenock, Aberdeen, Liverpool and Belfast.