Optical firm asked to work on 'Goblet of Fire'

  January 27, 2004 at 3:00 PM ET
  Cheeser     Moreover (via Gloucestershire Echo)

Under a veil of mystery, small optical supply firm Graham Coates Ltd.opens in new window in the UK has shipped an undisclosed order worth a "significant" sumopens in new window to the makers of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Comparing it to giving away the secrets of a magic trick, the company's owner can't say what exactly they provided, but allowed that it's a spin-off of what they normally do:

The company, set up 20 years ago, is expert in building eye-testing equipment for opticians and anti-reflective coatings and tints.

"It's a great honour for a small company, here in Winchcombe, to be able to say we had a hand in it and supply the likes of Warner Brothers."

Ten years ago, the firm created true-colour holographs and sold the technology to US computer giant IBM.

The company previously supplied products for the makers of Wallace and Gromitopens in new window.


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