Tag Archives: Autumn 2005

Zeiss Wooden Tripods

Published in Autumn 2005 Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Nicholas Grossman

See Pages 8 – 9.

Carl Zeiss Jena began the manufacture of very strong tripods to support its businesses in Astronomy, Military, Geodetic and Photographic devices. The author shows some particularly stable examples.

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The Zeiss – Gullstrand Slitlamp

Published in Autumn 2005 Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Fritz Schulze

See Pages 2 – 7.

Nobel Prize winner Allvar Gullstrand cooperates with Carl Zeiss Jena beginning in 1901 with regard to Ophthalmology. Together they invent the slit lamp which brought observation of the eye to a new, higher level and was the beginning of a new scientific department at Zeiss.

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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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