Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Birth of Zeiss Ikon (History)

Published in Spring 1984 Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Larry Gubas

See Page 7 – 10.

The first Zeiss Historica publication about the merger of several major Photographic and Optical/Mechanical firms into Zeiss Ikon in 1926. It still stands the test of time but much more would be learned in the coming years inside the Zeiss Historica Journal.

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Zeiss Abroad (History)

Published in Spring 1984 Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Nicholas Grossman

See Page 11 – 12.

Society members discover materials associated with Carl Zeiss Jena with trademarks of the firm, licensees and war time foreign firms that operated under the direction of Zeiss during wartime and relatively peaceful times.

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A Hybrid Zeiss/Ross Lens (Cameras)

Published in Spring 1992  Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Lawrence Morton

See Page 14 – 15.

The author discusses his research on a panoramic camera that had a lens marked as a Zeiss Anastigmat  but made by Ross of London. He sent pictures of the camera and a picture that it was used to take off to Carl Zeiss Oberkochen for comment. The response is included in the article.

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Reminiscences of Zeiss Ikon with Wolf Wehran (History)

Published in Autumn 1993  Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Hans-Juergen Kuc

See Page 3 – 8.

A long and intensive interview by Kuc of the Chief of Public Relations of Zeiss Ikon from the mid-1950’s to the closing in 1972. Mr. Wehran then became a part of the Carl Zeiss firm and when he retired, her remained as a consultant to the firm for Photo and Binoculars until 2011. So, he was very familiar with the comings and goings in Photography over those many years.

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