Tag Archives: Trademarks

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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Zeiss Abroad (History)

Published in Spring 1984 Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Nicholas Grossman

See Page 11 – 12.

Society members discover materials associated with Carl Zeiss Jena with trademarks of the firm, licensees and war time foreign firms that operated under the direction of Zeiss during wartime and relatively peaceful times.

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Prime Quality Symbol (Binoculars)

Published in Spring 1988  Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Nicholas Grossman

See Page 9.

After World War II and the taking of the Carl Zeiss Jena factory by the state of East Germany, the government sanctioned the use of a special symbol of the number 1 superimposed on a larger “Q” to symbolize and especially high quality product. The term used was “Prime Quality.”

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Filling the Gaps in Zeiss History

Published in Autumn 1991  Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Sam Sherman

See Page 5 – 7.

A series of comments on the state of camera availability and trademarks in the years immediately after World War II. Periods were there was cooperation between Zeiss Ikon East and West and times when both used the same or similar trademarks.

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