Janice & Ray Chesnik
Janice and Ray Chesnik started Chesnik Scopes in 1980, and Janice's son, Jon Greene, joined them in 1990. They offer a full line of brass- and chrome-plated scopes using the highest quality front-surface mirrors and a variety of beautiful materials in their handmade wheels. Each scope features a magnifying lens for the clearest optics.
In 2007, Jon took over the business, allowing his folks to enjoy their much deserved semi-retirement. In 2010, Jon and his wife Suzanne opened their store, in Mashpee, Mass. Jon is the Artist-in-Residence, and he can often be seen creating the fascinating wheels of his scopes right at the front window for people to watch!
The creativity of Janice and Ray is still present in Chesnik Scopes. They create the millefiore glass pieces featured in the Fiesta line of scopes. In addition, Janice still makes all the “mirror systems” that are placed in the tubes of the scopes.
Every Chesnik Scope style is signed and dated by Jon, and each comes with its own wooden base or pedestal. The brass and chrome finishes couldn’t be easier to care for, because they will never tarnish. These vibrant scopes make ideal gifts for men as well as women, and are suitable for any occasion, even as corporate gifts. Chesnik Scopes are among the best-selling scopes on the market. They’re truly collector pieces. Available in a wide price range, they will provide the owner with many years of viewing enjoyment as “interactive art”.