kalimar co

Kalimar Company, St Louis, Missouri, Usa

founded by Bob Lipsitz in 1952, here


Company founded in 1952 to import cameras from Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan and East Germany into the Usa; specialized in supplying photo/imaging accessories to amateur and professional photographers. In 1955, Kalimar became the first company in the world to market "skin-packed" products, which soon evolved into today's retail necessity, the blister pack. In 1993, Kalimar was licensed by Mattel to manufacture and distribute "Barbie" cameras, binoculars and accessories. In 1997, they also became a licensee of Warner Brothers to manufacture and distribute "Looney Tunes" cameras, binoculars and accessories. In December 1999, it was acquired by the Tiffen Company of Long Island.