Chromoptics by Jay Reed...

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  1. bliorg

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    Hi, all -

    There's a tag inside my new Rolleiflex Automat - "Chromoptics by Jay Reed, Chicago". I'm assuming this was a store at some point, but google fails me. Anyone know for sure?

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    P1010056 by Scott --, on Flickr

    Thanks,
    Scott
     
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    That was mean. :D
     
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    Such lens-assembly trade-mark makes me rather think of a manufacturer or an optical workshop rather than a shop.
     
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    Boy, that's not much to go on. Thanks for the link, though.
     
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    Apparently a camera store, they ran ads in Popular photography in the 50's (this one's from Oct. 1956); you can google that. Looks like that address is now a Walgreens.
     
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    And uncalled for. I'll pet some strange dogs to atone, OK?:smile:
     
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    Somestimes there is precious little information, even on this monster we call the internet. In the 1970's there was a camera store in Chicago called Wolk's, they had, at one time 3 locations in the loop. Now long out of business and no trace that I can find that they ever were. I believe the founder/owner was named Mike Wolk.
     
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    E. von Heogh:

    Depends on just how strange the dogs are. Cujo level would be good. :smile:
     
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    Dogs like me.:smile:
     
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    Sadly, there is this:

    http://newschronicle4.blogspot.com/...3/lila-wolk-82-camera-store-owner-by-lon.html