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Boyer was a French optical company based in Paris. It was found in 1885 by Antoine Boyer, then sold in 1925 to André Levy (1890-1965), a former sale manager at Lacour-Berthiot company. His wife, Suzanne Lévy-Bloch (1894-1974), was a brilliant mathematician and optician, graduated from Ecole Superieure d'Optique where she attended Henri Chrétien's classes. From then on, she was the chief designer of the Boyer lenses (according to D. Fromm and E. Beltrano). After bankruptcy at the beginning of 1970's, the factory was bought out by M. Kiritis and the former owner of Roussel optical company. It lasted a decade more with reduced workforce and production, then definitively closed in 1982.
Some brands that were used on Boyer lenses:
- Optiques Boyer: Une brève histoire de l'entreprise et un catalogue (incomplet) des objectifs produits ("A Short Story of the Company and a (to be completed) Catalogue of the Lenses produced") by D. Fromm and E. Beltrano at