Modern Optics Corporation was the first company to make optical tables like this. They started before Newport did, in the '60s. This table is probably from the '60s or '70s. I love it. Ed Wesly (a member here) also has one, but its surface was painted black a very long time ago. Please don't modify the top. It's very rare, and eventually when I find a public place for the laser archive here I'll be hounding you to sell it (or trade for another). It's as old of a table you'll ever see. Modern Optics merged with another company in the early '80s, then folded.