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Cooke Optics, formerly Taylor, Taylor & Hobson and then Rank Taylor-Hobson and Rank Optics has a history back to the 1880s. It is still based in Leicester where it continues to make outstanding lenses for still photography and cinematographic use. 

This video shows the process of manufacture and assembly.

Cooke Optics Factory Tour with Titles from Cooke Optics on Vimeo.

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