Emil Bruno Meyrowitz, born on the 20th October 1852 in Greifenhagen, Prussia, was the founder of the eponymous brand. E.B. Meyrowitz henceforth began its rich history in 1875. Stores were opened in London, Paris and New York over the course of the next twenty years retailing not only spectacles but all manner of optical goods, devices and instruments. Over one hundred years later the name of Meyrowitz lives on in its own unique spirit still evoking memories of a brand playing a key role in the early days of aviation, motor racing and mountaineering.