Tag Archives: Spring 1990

Zeiss Leica Mystery Lens

Published in Spring 1990  Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Sam Sherman

See Page 18

The author brings up the subject of Zeiss lenses in leica mounts from the period just before the end of World War II until the dismantling of the Jena factories by the Russians. While a good question for this era, the information contained herein is slightly revised by information gathered in the later 1990’s and 2000’s.

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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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A Short History of Zeiss Binoculars

Published in Spring 1990  Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Larry Gubas

See Page 5 – 14.

The author spends 9 pages on the history of the development of Zeiss prism binoculars and the progress made throughout the first 60 years of product development. There is a considerable and useful bibliography at the end of the text.

A series of the earliest catalogs can be located in both German and English at the Catalog section of the front of the web page.

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