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We do have information on the subject and I have attached a list of the relevant materials from our collections. Our collecting includes books and articles on the practice of glass eye making, trade and auction catalogs of glass eye and medical instrument sales, and a few videos on the subject. The blog post, Glass eye smuggling? Yes, it was a thing!, explores the history of glass eyes. This list should be a good starting point. 

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      Glass Eye, Leopold Blaschka, possibly Bohemia             
Probably Germany, possibly 1859-1887.