Edward Bausch
In 1882, Bausch, working at his father’s Bausch and Lomb Optical factory, secured his first patent on a Trichnoscope, a microscope designed for use in detecting contaminated meat. He also supplied the lens for the first Kodak camera in 1888. Bausch became president of Bausch and Lomb in 1926. Although he explored new fields of development and took out several patents, Bausch’s main contribution was in the expansion of optical lenses.