Tag Archives: Mechanical products

Zeiss Ikon’s Statistical Machine

Published in Spring 1995 Zeiss Historica Journal

Author:  Michael Buckland

See Page 6 – 7.

Professor Emanuel Goldberg invented many things but the most interesting  may well be the first electronic document retrieval system which he designed for microfilm but would be analogous to a modern digital application. This article provides a clear narrative on the importance of this concept that was halted due to the advance of the Hitler regime and World War II.

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Diesel Engines from Zeiss Jena

Published in Spring 1993  Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Joachim  Arnz

See Page 4 – 5.

The author, who is a lifetime resident of Jena, contributes an article about a little known VEB Carl Zeiss Jena product. The product is a series of diesel engines for model airplanes. This was from a time in the early 1950’s when the firm explored many different consumer markets for products that would bring in much needed currency to this Zeiss firm in East Germany. The article also includes some very rare illustrations of the product.

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