The Coburg Connection

Published in Autumn 2005 Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Charles Barringer

See Pages 20 – 24.

After WWII, there was a great shortage of equipment to begin manufacturing photo lenses in the Western zones of Germany. Luckily, a small medical subsidiary (Kollmorgen) of the Carl Zeiss Stiftung had relocated with appropriate equipment to the small town of Coberg since it had major damage early in the war. So, Zeiss temporarily moved there to begin manufacturing Tessar lenses and filters.

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