There are JCPenney branded lenses for which I wish to identify the manufacturer. How can I do so?

It appears to have been common for redistributors to have encoded the manufacturer in the serial or model number. If this was the case for JCPenney, as it was for others, then in principle, I just need to find a list of applicable manufacturer codes. If JCPenney was engaged in this practice, what are the manufacturer codes for lenses that were rebranded JCPenney?


This answer is currently incomplete. Will update as I encounter further information.

Like Sears, JCP did not encode the manufacturer in the serial number, but used a model number to encode the manufacturer. Look for it somewhere along the side of the barrel. It may be consist of a three-digit prefix, followed by a dash, then another sequence of numbers (xxx-yyyy).

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