Tag Archives: Military Products

Zeiss in the Netherlands I

Published in Spring 1987 Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Nicholas Grossman

See Page 8 – 9.

The conditions for the German surrender at the end of World War I were quite harsh with regard to military materiel manufacturing. The author chronicles the means by which Zeiss remained a significant designer and manufacturer of military goods by creating the firm of Nedinsco in Venlo, the Netherlands and how World War II caused some changes and issues.

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A Military Mast Telescope

Published in Autumn 1989  Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Nicholas Grossman

See Page 3.

This article illustrates the Zeiss Military Mast Telescope from the book, “The Zeiss Works and the Carl Zeiss Foundation in Jena ” written by Professor Felix Auerbach in 1925 and compares it to an exhibit in the Imperial War Museum in London, England. There are two pictures from the London exhibit.

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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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Zeiss Four Meter Stereo Rangefinder

Published in Spring 1987 Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Nicholas Grossman

See Page 4 – 5.

The military rangefinder was developed about the same time as the prism binocular. This 4 meter base version was on exhibit at the Auckland Museum and Institute in New Zealand. This article describes it and some similar devices for estimating the distance to a particular location or target. Illustrated  with a smaller 32 cm base rangefinder.

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Best "pattern binoculars" for the British Royal Flying Corps

Published in Autumn 2007 Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Giuseppe Finizio

See Pages 2 – 5.

The author communicates the results and process of the World War I era evaluation of the available binoculars by Britain’s Royal Flying Corps. Most were smaller examples and ncluded the Zeiss Teleplst 3x, Zeisss Teleater, Zeiss Stenor, Ross Monocular, Zeiss Silvamar 6x among others.

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