Tag Archives: Binoculars

Zeiss in Hungary (History)

Published in Spring 1990  Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Nicholas Grossman

See Page 15 – 17.

The author was born in Hungary and journeyed back to the city of Györ where Zeiss created a small factory and repair shop to address the needs of what was in 1911, the Austro-Hungarian Empire.  It was decided that to have that factory there would ease the process of serving that country’s military market.

Products there were marked inside the trademarked lens cell:  Zeiss Karoly Györ. The author was able to access the archives of the director of the county and so translated pertinent documents into English inside this text.

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Hensoldt in Wetzlar (History)

Published in Autumn 1997  Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Larry Gubas

See Page 13 – 14.

The former competitor (Hensoldt, Wetzlar) seeks financial help and receives it from the Carl Zeiss Stiftung in 1928 but is managed separately from the other Zeiss firms. In 1964, the family sells the remainder of the business to Zeiss and transfers the manufacture of their binoculars to the Hensoldt factory.

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Zeiss Galilean Field Glasses

Published in Autumn 1985 Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Nicholas Grossman

See Page 11.

A description of the Galilean field glass which preceded the prism binocular and a picture of the Goerz designed World War I standard Non-Commissioned Officer standard glass. It also briefly identifies other Zeiss Galilean glasses.

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