Tag Archives: Spring 1987

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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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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Two Carl Zeiss Departments (Measuring Instr.)

Published in Spring 1987 Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Nicholas Grossman

See Page 12 – 13.

Carl Zeiss Jena was a firm with multiple lines of business and thus departments. This article discusses two such pre-war departments: Optical Measuring Instruments and Precision Measuring Instruments.

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Zeiss and Bausch & Lomb Chronology (History)

Published in Spring 1987 Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Nicholas Grossman

See Page 14.

For many years, the firms and Bausch and Lomb and Carl Zeiss Jena were engaged in cooperative agreements, licensing agreements and there was even  a point where Zeiss had a 20%+ ownership stake in Bausch and Lomb which was terminated by World War I. This article discusses the beginning so Bausch and Lomb and these agreements.

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Bestellnummern Revisited (Cameras)

Published in Spring 1987 Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Larry Gubas

See Page 3.

The author extended the list of possible suffixes within the Catalog or Bestellnummern numbers to identify additional film formats for the Ica and Zeiss Ikon cameras to /32 and listed the existence of plate film packs and roll film codes.

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