In the Fall of 2009 Zeiss Historica told the stories of two men who helped make the company what it was, Ernst Abbe and Otto Schott. There’s also two book reviews, a telling of Zeiss’s 75th Anniversary, and a great article about the Ikonta and Super Ikonta.
Pg 2. Ernst Abbe was Carl Zeiss’s business partner, scientist, and a most enlightened employer.
Pg 6. No story about Ernst Abbe is complete without also talking about Otto Schott, so that’s what Larry Gubas does.
Pg 10. Part 1 of a 2 part series about the development of the Ikonta and Super Ikonta (I).
Pg 19. In 1937, Zeiss-Ikon celebrated their 75th anniversary despite being formed only 11 years earlier. This is part of that story.
Pg 23. Robert Carter takes a look at two books written by Larry Gubas, the second edition of his survey of Zeiss binoculars and a new one on the company’s microscopes.