Tag Archives: Binoculars

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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When Carl Zeiss Jena Meant Eisfeld

Published in Autumn 1997  Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Nicholas Grossman

See Pages 9 – 10.

In 1968, VEB Carl Zeiss Jena decided to expand to another location in the town of Eisfeld and moved the manufacture of binoculars to that location which was southwest of Jena. No change was made to the trademarks on the binoculars. The tried and true lens cell trademark still said Carl Zeiss in the top cell and Jena in the bottom.

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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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Products from Zeiss Vienna (Binoculars)

Published in Autumn 1985 Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Nicholas Grossman

See Page 3

The author discusses and illustrates Carl Zeiss prism binoculars that bear the trademark of Carl Zeiss Wein (Vienna in German) and discusses the political and military situation that lead to this marking. Not discussed but implied are similar products from Gyor in Hungary and London, England.

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Zeiss Tele-Microscope

Published in Spring 2007 Zeiss Historica Journal

Author:Jack Kelly

See Pages 11 – 12.

The author discusses a certain microscope base that accommodates included binocular and monocular loupes as a combination device in case. The pairings were first noticed in a Zeiss medical catalog in 1924 and was last seen in another catalog dated 1937.

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Zeiss turret terrestrial binocular telescopes

Published in Autumn 2008 Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Frank Doherty, Steve Rohan

See Pages 5 – 11.

Before World War II, Carl Zeiss Jena adapted the terrestrial telescope into a binocular configuration with revolving eyepieces to widen the viewing possibilities. They were more binocular like than telescope except for the required tripod. These marvelous instruments were displayed in both binocular and telescope catalogs and were the bee’s knees of the 1920’s and 1030’s.

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A Zeiss Folding Stereo Telescope

Published in Autumn 1995 Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Andre Surmont

See Page 14 – 16

One of the byproducts of the prism binocular is a special long range folding stereo telescope (Scherenfernrohr in German) for observation and range-finding in a military environment. The author describes one such instrument that was handed down from his grandfather from World War I.  There are other instruments as well such as the coincidence rangefinder that were developed from this research.

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