Erker's becomes the first optical laboratory west of the Mississippi

1885

Specializing in optical machinary and equipment, Erker Brother's Optical Company is Founded in St. Louis by A.P. Erker

1879

The First automobiles arrive on the streets of St. Louis.

1898

Erker's serves as the official photographer of the 1904 Worlds Fair, and wins numerous awards for optical equipment and machinary

1885

Charles lindbergh makes the first solo trans-atlantic flight wearing custom made goggles by erker brothers optical.

1927

Eugene erker, son of a.p. erker, becomes the 2nd generation to enter the business

1930

Erker's expands into eyeglasses, sunglasses, specialized camera lenses, goggles, microscopes,

1932

The gateway arch is completed

The gateway arch is completed

1967

Grandson of a.p. erker, john erker sr., becomes the 3rd generation to take over the family business

1969

Erker's celebrates it's 100th birthday

1979

Erker's opens its own optical lab, setting the gold standard for manufacturing the highest quality lenses on the market

1980

jack erker, jr. becomes the 4th generation family memeber to lead the business. making erker's fine eyewear the oldest optical company in the us that is still held by members of the founding family

1995

Erker's opens its own optical lab, setting the gold standard for manufacturing the highest quality lenses on the market

2006

2006

While Erker's Fine Eyewear has long been known for creating signiture images of such notable stars as Fox’s number one sports broadcaster Joe Buck, as well as hometown native rapper Nelly. John Goodman, Will Smith, Elton John, and Bob Costas are just a few other notable celebrities who chose Erker’s Fine Eyewear for their eyewear, not to mention the countless number of athletes like Shaquille O’Neal, Mark McGwire, Orlando Pace, Marshall Faulk, Brett Hull, Kurt Warner and Floyd Mayweather.

in search of offering the finest eyewear to st. louis, jack erker jr, along with his two sons jack iii and tony, expanded into the manufacturing and distibuting beautiful eyewear.

2006

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