Prime Quality Symbol (Binoculars)

Published in Spring 1988  Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Nicholas Grossman

See Page 9.

After World War II and the taking of the Carl Zeiss Jena factory by the state of East Germany, the government sanctioned the use of a special symbol of the number 1 superimposed on a larger “Q” to symbolize and especially high quality product. The term used was “Prime Quality.”

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