Bausch and Lomb Microscopes were made by one of the oldest operating companies in the USA! The business was started by John Jacob Bausch in 1853, as a tiny optical goods shop in Rochester, NY. The company became the Bausch and Lomb Optical Company in 1863 after Henry Lomb mustered out of the army.
By 1903 they had patents for microscopes and binoculars. For the next century, they produced many microscopes and were the third largest supplier in the world! This microscope that we have in-store dates back to the 1900-1909 time frame!