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Heinz Kueppenbender (1901 -89)

Published in Spring 2000  Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Larry Gubas

See Page 11.

A biogrpahy of the first head of Zeiss Ikon design, the senior management personality at Zeiss Ikon in the 1930s, at Carl Zeiss Jena during World War II and later Carl Zeiss Oberkochen. The lead designing personality in the early days of Zeiss Ikon and father of many  groundbreaking Contax rangefinder designs.

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Möller and Zeiss Compact Binoculars

Published in Spring 1999  Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Jack Kelly

See Page 4 – 8.

The author chronicles the development of the Möller Tourox prism system for compact binoculars and Zeiss’ actions to take control of the Möller firm to secure the right to the two similar Telita prism systems for use in the 1920 era compact binoculars such as the Turita, Telita and Theatis.

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Monoculars in Eisfeld

Published in Autumn 1997  Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Marc James Small

See Page 11 – 12

The author discusses the ending of binocular manufacture in Jena since it was in conflict with the established business at Zeiss Oberkochen. The Eisfeld location and the patents/technical drawings were sold to the firm of Docter Optic in Wetzlar. The Turmon product would remain active but under the Docter Optic trademark.

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Carl Zeiss Jena Binoculars of World War II (Zartarian)

Published in Autumn 1990  Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Eugene Zartarian

See Page 16 – 18.

Mr. Zartarian discusses the design of the special military binoculars of the Second World War and their unique orthoscopic oculars for very wide angle binoculars used for flak and rangefinding applications.

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