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Zeiss Ikon Film Sizes Codes

Published in Spring 1981 Zeiss Historica Journal

Mead B. Kibbey

See Page 10.

The firm of Zeiss Ikon also produced photographic film in plate and roll film formats. The size depended on the camera and was defined by a numeric code as listed in this article. This table was further defined in a later edition of the Zeiss Historica Journal.

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Zeiss Ikon Camera Identification System

Published in Spring 1981 Zeiss Historica Journal

Nicholas Grossman

See Page 10

This preliminary work attempted to isolate the catalog or product numbers of the various camera models of Zeiss Ikon. It was later expanded to a book sized index of all Zeiss Ikon photographic product numbers. The first edition was for all prewar products, the second edition was for all post war products including the acquired catalog of Voigtlaender and lastly a third edition combining the pre and post war data. This was distributed to all new members of the Zeiss Historica Society. Maurice Zubatkin and Philip Laycock were the collectors and organizers of this data.

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Basic Guide to Vintage Zeiss Microscopes

Published in Spring 1981 Zeiss Historica Journal

Ronald K. Walker

See Page 9.

This was an early guide to the family of microscope manufactured by Carl Zeiss Jena. It is a one page narrative with some small illustrations. It was amplified some years later (2008)by a full sized book on this subject entitled, “A Survey of Zeiss Microscopes 1846 -1945” by Lawrence Gubas.

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Zeiss Ikon Contaflex TLR

Published in “>Spring 1981 Zeiss Historica Journal

Mead B. Kibbey

See Pages 6 – 8

This article was the definitive documentation of the incredible Zeiss Ikon Contaflex Twin Lens Reflex (TLR) 35 mm camera made in the 1930s. It was truly the Rolls Royce of the “miniature” format with interchangeable lenses and numerous accessories. This was one of the first explanations of the character of the Zeiss Ikon breakthrough designs of this period.

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Remembering Zeiss Ikon

Published in Spring 1981 Zeiss Historica Journal

Hubert Nerwin

See Page 3

This article is a series of remembrances of Zeiss Ikon designer, Hubert Nerwin, as he spoke at the Second Zeiss Historica meeting of the membership about his time working for Zeiss Ikon from 1932-1947. These are notes taken by Zeiss member, Randall Scheid, for the first magazine style edition of the Zeiss Historica Journal.

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