Karl Lambrecht was a pioneering optics manufacturer. He founded the Crystal Optics company, later known as Karl Lambrecht Corp. During WWII he worked at Bell & Howell Co. making large lenses. He was self-taught and developed methods to produce high precision prisms , polarizers, and lenses which are used in research laboratories.
In 1975 he was awarded the Optical Society of America, David Richardson medal.
Honorary Karl Lambrecht Strasse Drive
Neighborhood: Lincoln Square
b. Celle, Germany
d. 2001. age 97.
Karl Lambrecht Corporation
4204 N. Lincoln Avenue
Chicago Tribune, January 27, 2001 - Karl Lambrecht obituary