Tag Archives: Spring 1999

Möller and Zeiss Compact Binoculars

Published in Spring 1999  Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Jack Kelly

See Page 4 – 8.

The author chronicles the development of the Möller Tourox prism system for compact binoculars and Zeiss’ actions to take control of the Möller firm to secure the right to the two similar Telita prism systems for use in the 1920 era compact binoculars such as the Turita, Telita and Theatis.

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Dr. Rudolph Straubel (History)

Published in Spring 1999  Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Larry Gubas

See Page 16.

A biography of Dr. Rudolph Straubel who guided the firm from the death of Dr. Czapski until he “was retired” by the Nazis in 1933 at the age of 69. It was he who guided the firm into all of the mergers and acquisitions based on Abbe’s Stiftungs Statute.

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Early Zeiss Microscopes

Published in Spring 1999  Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Larry Gubas

See Page 20- 22.

Based on information coming from Zeiss Oberkochen based on materials found in the Carl Zeiss Jena Archive, we see the first definitive chronicling of the earliest Zeiss microscopes.  The article si accompanied by a table of serial numbers by year and type (Simple versus Compound) with a sampling of the dates of certain microscope model’s introduction.

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Carl Zeiss Jena Photographic Lens Production Figures

Published in Spring 1999  Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Larry Gubas

See Page 14 -15.

An insight into the serial number structure and records from 1890 to 1944. This was based on research prior to the discovery by Dr. Wimmer of the Carl Zeiss Jena archives of the card catalog system that has since been documented in a spread sheet by Mr. Harmut Thiele.

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The Zeiss Cartel

Published in Spring 1999  Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Nicholas Grossman

See Page 18 – 19.

A report based on the book written by Wendell Berge during World War II about the cartels   that supplied the governments of the world with war materiel. Zeiss and Bausch & Lomb were an important part of that period but the text of the book must be read with an eye on the political situation of that era.

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