1878
Calalzo di Cadore, the first industrial complex for lens and frame manufacturing in Italy, is founded by Giovanni Lozza and the Frescura brothers in Pieve di Cadore, a town in the province of Belluno in the Veneto region of Italy.

1900
Guglielmo Tabacchi, Safilo’s founder, is born in Solvay, N.Y.

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