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2017 #TBT Throw Back Thursday

Every Thursday in 2017, we showcased a new historic image from our 75 years of changing the world of optics! Scroll below to view this wonderful collection of photos that represent the proud culture and history of the EO brand.

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Want to see more? View our remarkable 75th Anniversary Timeline to view significant milestones in Edmund Optics history.

1 — With true "kitchen table" beginnings, Norman Edmund launches his optics mail order business from his NJ apartment

1 — With true "kitchen table" beginnings, Norman Edmund launches his optics mail order business from his NJ apartment

2 — A 1950s Edmund catalog featured telescopes and thousands of products from "America's Greatest Optical Market Place"

2 — A 1950s Edmund catalog featured telescopes and thousands of products from "America's Greatest Optical Market Place"

3 — Edmund Salvage Company offered hobbyists bargain-priced optics and one-of-a-kind war surplus items

3 — Edmund Salvage Company offered hobbyists bargain-priced optics and one-of-a-kind war surplus items

4 — Robert and Norman Edmund inspect scientific microscopes, a popular product line in the 1970's and 80's

4 — Robert and Norman Edmund inspect scientific microscopes, a popular product line in the 1970's and 80's

5 — Edmund Scientific's retail store was an emporium of educational toys and science kits to foster discovery and exploration

5 — Edmund Scientific's retail store was an emporium of educational toys and science kits to foster discovery and exploration

6 — Robert Edmund poses with 1970's retail store items, including metal detectors and collectibles from both World Wars

6 — Robert Edmund poses with 1970's retail store items, including metal detectors and collectibles from both World Wars

7 — A 1993 catalog cover shows the actual lens from the first color camera that went to the moon

7 — A 1993 catalog cover shows the actual lens from the first color camera that went to the moon

8 — EO's current president Samuel Sadoulet (at left) made his first appearance on a 1998 catalog cover as an Optical Engineer

8 — EO's current president Samuel Sadoulet (at left) made his first appearance on a 1998 catalog cover as an Optical Engineer

9 — The 1995 opening of the Pauline Edmund building in Barrington, NJ, named for founder Norman Edmund's wife

9 — The 1995 opening of the Pauline Edmund building in Barrington, NJ, named for founder Norman Edmund's wife

10 — Norman Edmund stands in front of the Edmund Scientific building in Barrington, NJ

10 — Norman Edmund stands in front of the Edmund Scientific building in Barrington, NJ

11 — Edmund Industrial Optics' journey from salvage to space was a magazine cover story in 2001

11 — Edmund Industrial Optics' journey from salvage to space was a magazine cover story in 2001

12 — Employees break ground for an expansion at Edmund Scientific's headquarters

12 — Employees break ground for an expansion at Edmund Scientific's headquarters

13 — Famous 1970's Light Show at Edmund Scientific Retail Store

13 — Famous 1970's Light Show at Edmund Scientific Retail Store

14 — 1976 Edmund Scientific ad translated into Japanese

14 — 1976 Edmund Scientific ad translated into Japanese

15 — As a young boy, Robert Edmund posed in a telescope photograph

15 — As a young boy, Robert Edmund posed in a telescope photograph

16 — Norman Edmund holds the microphone for son Robert at a store event

16 — Norman Edmund holds the microphone for son Robert at a store event

17 — Actual working Japanese submarine periscope let store customers view the Barrington countryside

17 — Actual working Japanese submarine periscope let store customers view the Barrington countryside

18 — Sign advertising 4,000 unusual bargains goes up in front of the Edmund Scientific Factory Store

18 — Sign advertising 4,000 unusual bargains goes up in front of the Edmund Scientific Factory Store

19 — Original Edmund Salvage panel truck used to transport surplus optics

19 — Original Edmund Salvage panel truck used to transport surplus optics

20 — Edmund Scientific storefront in the 80's. Astronomical Star Parties were held here.

20 — Edmund Scientific storefront in the 80's. Astronomical Star Parties were held here.

21 — An Edmund catalog from the mid-1960s uses a hexagon design to connect Science, Math and Optics

21 — An Edmund catalog from the mid-1960s uses a hexagon design to connect Science, Math and Optics

22 — The 1971 Edmund catalog lists Space as one its major categories following the Moon landing

22 — The 1971 Edmund catalog lists Space as one its major categories following the Moon landing

23 — Alternate Energy and Psychology found their way into the Edmund catalog in the mid-70s

23 — Alternate Energy and Psychology found their way into the Edmund catalog in the mid-70s

24 — Edmund celebrated "200 Years of Science & Freedom" during the country's bicentennial year

24 — Edmund celebrated "200 Years of Science & Freedom" during the country's bicentennial year

25 — The iconic Astroscan Telescope was featured on more catalog covers than any other product

25 — The iconic Astroscan Telescope was featured on more catalog covers than any other product

26 — An Edmund Scientific industrial catalog in 1984 contained products for OEMs and R&D

26 — An Edmund Scientific industrial catalog in 1984 contained products for OEMs and R&D

27 — As Edmund celebrated 45 years in 1987, Marisa Edmund (center) appeared on the cover of the Hobbyist catalog

27 — As Edmund celebrated 45 years in 1987, Marisa Edmund (center) appeared on the cover of the Hobbyist catalog

28 — Robert Edmund and the refurbished 1949 Dodge Panel Truck restored for EO's 75th Anniversary

28 — Robert Edmund and the refurbished 1949 Dodge Panel Truck restored for EO's 75th Anniversary

29 — Almost as popular as the catalog itself were Edmund's instruction booklets on how to build optical devices

29 — Almost as popular as the catalog itself were Edmund's instruction booklets on how to build optical devices

30 — Prisms salvaged from tank periscopes were sold as classroom demonstration devices

30 — Prisms salvaged from tank periscopes were sold as classroom demonstration devices

31 — Robert Edmund observes assembly and inspection of a Telecentric imaging lens

31 — Robert Edmund observes assembly and inspection of a Telecentric imaging lens

32 — Edmund Scientific supplied teaching aids and instructives to schools and educators from a 1960's catalog

32 — Edmund Scientific supplied teaching aids and instructives to schools and educators from a 1960's catalog

33 — One of the many neighborhood garages Norman Edmund used to store surplus optics in the 1940's

33 — One of the many neighborhood garages Norman Edmund used to store surplus optics in the 1940's

34 — Edmund Scientific telescopes, on display in the retail store, were a popular holiday gift in the 1970's

34 — Edmund Scientific telescopes, on display in the retail store, were a popular holiday gift in the 1970's

35 — Following his retirement from Edmund Scientific, Norman Edmund authored publications on the Scientific Method

35 — Following his retirement from Edmund Scientific, Norman Edmund authored publications on the Scientific Method

36 — Norman Edmund attempts the very first "selfie"

36 — Norman Edmund attempts the very first "selfie"

37 — Inspired by Salvador Dali, Norman Edmund (second from left) introduced Moire patterns to the catalog in the 1960's

37 — Inspired by Salvador Dali, Norman Edmund (second from left) introduced Moire patterns to the catalog in the 1960's

38 — A 1977 catalog featured products for lab experimentation, weather monitoring, inner and outer space exploration

38 — A 1977 catalog featured products for lab experimentation, weather monitoring, inner and outer space exploration

39 — "Scientifics" mini experiment kits offered an all-in-one affordable way to learn about science fundamentals

39 — "Scientifics" mini experiment kits offered an all-in-one affordable way to learn about science fundamentals

40 — The original Edmund Scientific building sat in an open area in Barrington, NJ across from an air strip

40 — The original Edmund Scientific building sat in an open area in Barrington, NJ across from an air strip

41 — Lens kits and illustrated idea books for what to make with them from a 1950's catalog

41 — Lens kits and illustrated idea books for what to make with them from a 1950's catalog

42 — Edmund Scientific makes it into pop culture history

42 — Edmund Scientific makes it into pop culture history

43 — Robert Edmund joined Edmund Scientific in 1970 and expanded the product line to include industrial components

43 — Robert Edmund joined Edmund Scientific in 1970 and expanded the product line to include industrial components

44 — Edmund Rainbow Showplace exhibit at the 1962 Seattle World's Fair featured large panel diffraction grating replica

44 — Edmund Rainbow Showplace exhibit at the 1962 Seattle World's Fair featured large panel diffraction grating replica

45 — A Star is Born - the Astroscan wide-field telescope debuts and wins an Industrial Design Award in 1976

45 — A Star is Born - the Astroscan wide-field telescope debuts and wins an Industrial Design Award in 1976

46 — A 1982 catalog translated into Japanese; at that time products were sold through a Japan distributor

46 — A 1982 catalog translated into Japanese; at that time products were sold through a Japan distributor

47 — In 1999 Edmund launched its first Electronic Imaging guide, combining products and useful background information

47 — In 1999 Edmund launched its first Electronic Imaging guide, combining products and useful background information

48 — Themed kits consisting of popular science toys were best sellers, as featured on this 1989 Edmund Scientific catalog

48 — Themed kits consisting of popular science toys were best sellers, as featured on this 1989 Edmund Scientific catalog

49 — A reminder from Norman Edmund to his staff in 1946 to always think of the customer

49 — A reminder from Norman Edmund to his staff in 1946 to always think of the customer

50 — A $1.00 tank prism from Edmund Salvage could help you view a black & white television in color

50 — A $1.00 tank prism from Edmund Salvage could help you view a black & white television in color

51 — EO used a restored Dodge panel truck and nostalgic pictures to celebrate its 75th Anniversary at Photonics West 2017

51 — EO used a restored Dodge panel truck and nostalgic pictures to celebrate its 75th Anniversary at Photonics West 2017

52 — The 2017 Edmund Optics catalog paid homage to founder Norman Edmund and his legacy

52 — The 2017 Edmund Optics catalog paid homage to founder Norman Edmund and his legacy