Anna Estelle Glancy

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Anna Estelle Glancy
Born(1883-10-29)29 October 1883
Died19 May 1975(1975-05-19) (aged 91)
NationalityAmerican
Alma materUniversity of California, Berkeley
Known forContribution to lens design
Scientific career
Fields

Anna Estelle Glancy (20 October 1883 – 19 May 1975) was an astronomer and professional lens designer whose work improved the optics of eyeglasses, cameras, telescopes, and military optical instruments. She was born and died in Waltham, Massachusetts.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12]

Publications[edit]

  • Glancy, A. (1909). Observations of comets and asteroids. Berkeley: University Press.
  • Glancy, A. (1909). Photographic observations of Comet c 1908 (Morehouse). Berkeley: University Press.
  • Cole, F., Cummings, L., Glancy, A., Leuschner, A., Levy, S., Merrill, G., Van Orstrand, C. and White, H. (1921). Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences. Volume XIV. Washington, DC: [s.n.].
  • Glancy, A., Leuschner, A. and Levy, S. (1922). On von Zeipel's theory of the perturbations of the Hecuba group of minor planets. [Washington].
  • Leuschner, A., Glancy, A. and McDonald, S. (1922). Tables of minor planets discovered by James C. Watson. Washington: Govt. Print. Off.
  • Perrine, C. and Glancy, A. (1934). Observaciones del cometa Halley durante su aparicion en 1910. Córdoba: Publicado por el Observatório.
  • Glancy, A. (1936). The focal power of ophthalmic lenses. [Southbridge, Mass]: American Optical Co.

Patents[edit]

  • Lens-grinding machine US1503497 A, 5 Aug 1924, Anna Estelle Glancy, American Optical Corp
  • Ophthalmic lens US1518405 A, 9 Dec 1924, Anna Estelle Glancy, American Optical Corp
  • Lens US1520617 A, 23 Dec 1924, Anna Estelle Glancy / Edgar D Tillyer, American Optical Corp
  • Ophthalmic lens US1659197 A, 14 Feb 1928, Anna Estelle Glancy, American Optical Corp
  • Lens-seating device US1722520 A, 30 Jul 1929, Anna Estelle Glancy, American Optical Corp
  • Lens-testing instrument US1726820 A, 3 Sep 1929, Anna Estelle Glancy, American Optical Corp
  • Optical system for measuring changes in magnification US2179850 A, 14 Nov 1939, Anna Estelle Glancy, American Optical Corp
  • Ophthalmic lens US2180003 A, 14 Nov 1939, Anna Estelle Glancy / Louis L Gagnon, American Optical Corp
  • Size testing system US2191107 A, 20 Feb 1940, Anna Estelle Glancy, American Optical Corp
  • Wide aperture objective US2371165 A, 13 Mar 1945, Anna Estelle Glancy, American Optical Company
  • Wide aperture lens system having means for reducing spherical aberrations US2474837 A, 5 Jul 1949, Anna Estelle Glancy, American Optical Corp

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Obituary, Dr. Anna Glancy, Noted AO Scientist" (PDF). Southbridge, Mass: The Evening Post. 21 May 1975. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  2. ^ Sandrof, Ivan (5 December 1948). "Dr. Estelle Glancy is Only Woman Lens Designer in U.S." Worcester, Mass: Worcester Sunday Telegram. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  3. ^ "A. Estelle Glancy, Ph.D. Research Scientist and Lens Designer" (PDF). American Optical Vision. Southbridge, Mass: American Optical Co. 31 (2): 12–13. 1947. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  4. ^ Glancy, Anna Estelle (1910). "Wellesley College Yearbook entries: Anna Estelle Glancy". Wellesley, Mass: Wellesley College. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  5. ^ Glancy, Estelle (September 1952). "This personal account of the years from 1918 to 1951 might be entitled: The Evolution of A Lens Designer". Wellesley, Mass: Wellesley College. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  6. ^ Winters,. AO Technical Report:The Masterpiece Lens. American Optical Corporation.
  7. ^ "Anna Estelle Glancy collection". ArchiveGrid. Retrieved 21 April 2016.
  8. ^ Sandrof, Ivan (5 December 1948). "Dr. Estelle Glancy is Only Woman Lens Designer in U.S.". Worcester Sunday Telegram.
  9. ^ Glancy, Anna Estelle (1955). "Wellesley College Yearbook entries: A. Estelle Glancy". Wellesley, Mass: Wellesley College. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  10. ^ Glancy, Anna Estelle (1939). "Wellesley College Yearbook entries: A. Estelle Glancy, Ph.D University of California". Wellesley, Mass: Wellesley College. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  11. ^ Glancy, Anna Estelle (1949). "Wellesley College Yearbook entries: Estelle Glancy". Wellesley, Mass: Wellesley College. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  12. ^ Glancy, Anna Estelle (1960). "Wellesley College Yearbook entries: A. Estelle Glancy". Wellesley, Mass: Wellesley College. Retrieved 18 April 2016.