Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/03/28

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Subject: Re: Japanese and optical glass
From: Marc James Small <>
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 1997 22:53:25 -0500

At 09:01 AM 3/28/97 -0400, Fred Ward wrote:
>I too am mystified by the all-encompassing statement by Marc Small that
>the Japanese do not have the raw materials and thus do not make their
>optical glass. 

Once again, Fred, you mis-quote me.  I simply said that the Japanese have a
limited supply of optical glass and have to import much of it.  The
Japanese optical industry claims to be the largest single customer of Schott.


Marc James Small
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