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Zeiss Photo Exposure Meters

Published in Autumn 1981 Zeiss Historica Society Journal

Author(s) Larry Gubas

See Page 10.

A short discussion about the Zeiss Ikon exposure meters of the pre-war period and how their product numbers were assigned in that era and growing into the war time and early post war examples. The first Helios meter from 1937 and the first Ikophot from 1943 (later corrected to 1941) are pictured.

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Zeiss Ikon Stereo Equipment

Published in Autumn 1981 Zeiss Historica Society Journal

Author(s) Pilecki, G.

See Pages 8 – 9.

An examination of the Zeiss Ikon Stereo equipment as used on the Contax and Contaflex (post war) cameras. Pre-war examples are quite rare but not many examples of the post war era existed either since it was looked upon as a passing fad.

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Zeiss Neophot

Published in Autumn 1981 Zeiss Historica Society Journal

Author William Danner

See Pages 6 – 7.

Carl Zeiss Jena grew as a firm into a creator and a manufacturer of many unique optical and mechanical instruments. They created many products useful to other manufacturers and the Neophot was an example of such a product. It was a metallograph which was a mechanical yet microscopical product to evaluate the structure of metals and alloys.

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Otto Schott

Published in Autumn 1981 Zeiss Historica Society Journal

Author(s) Tom Schreiner

See Page 3 – 5.

A narrative about the life and contributions of Otto Schott. As a glass chemist, Schott was the first to address the issues of high level types of glass necessary to produce optical products beyond the simple formulas. His chemical creations and products were the basis for the glass industry and products of many firms but since he came to Abbe and Zeiss to create and finance his product, they were the most aware of the uses of his new glasses and were able to be present to evaluate the types of glass and use them effectively.

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