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06-29-2022, 08:54 AM - 1 Like   #1
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I Wonder...

If any relation to a well known brand?

Looking at the technical specs of filters that I came across deep in a bag, which are made with Japanese AGC Glass.

(AGC株式会社, AGC kabushiki gaisha), formerly Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. '(旭硝子株式会社), a Japanese global glass manufacturing company, headquartered in Tokyo.

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So you are saying that these filters might be a window on the past?
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Asahi is a common word in Japan.
It means rising sun/ morning sun.
This is word/symbolism is seen in historic and modern Japan.
There are many, many companies called 'Asahi'
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So you are saying that these filters might be a window on the past?
I guess you've never seen one of those glass cheese graters then... it's a large glass pane with the cut out filter holes in it.

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Asahi is a common word in Japan.
It means rising sun/ morning sun.
This is word/symbolism is seen in historic and modern Japan.
There are many, many companies called 'Asahi'
Ok thanks for the heads up... that's my wee historical bubble burst then.

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I Wonder if Asahi glass make glass for drinking Asahi beer?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kerrowdown Quote
Ok thanks for the heads up... that's my wee historical bubble burst then.



There may be a few companies named Asahi but how many of them are likely to manufacture optical filters?

Edit. This one apparently judging by the name
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/AGC_Inc.

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I Wonder if Asahi glass make glass for drinking Asahi beer?
That sounds like a good plan to me... the making of a good symbiotic relationship.
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There may be a few companies named Asahi but how many of them are likely to manufacture optical filters?

Edit. This one apparently judging by the name
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/AGC_Inc.
I think we've gone full circle back to my original wonder.
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Asahi Glass is a dozen years older than Asahi Optical; unless AOCo was a subsidary of AGC all along and Pentax lore has been hiding it, I don't think you can find a relationship. The one possibility I can think of is if AGC bought the filter manufacturing bits when Hoya broke up Pentax, but it seems unlikely Hoya would facilitate a major glass maker to start competing with one of their core businesses.
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Asahi Glass is a dozen years older than Asahi Optical; unless AOCo was a subsidary of AGC all along and Pentax lore has been hiding it, I don't think you can find a relationship. The one possibility I can think of is if AGC bought the filter manufacturing bits when Hoya broke up Pentax, but it seems unlikely Hoya would facilitate a major glass maker to start competing with one of their core businesses.
Thought I'd found a wee gem... like the pot of Gold at the end of the Rainbow.
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