Carl Zeiss stereoscope

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The Carl Zeiss stereoscope is a rare viewer. It has the same solid metal construction as the Verant, but it has a more basic design and less features. So far nothing has been found about this viewer and its real name is unknown. This stereoscope was acquired with its original wooden case which includes five sample stereoviews.


Manufacturer:Carl Zeiss Jena
Year of introduction:?
Year of manufacture:?
Serial number:8740
Stereoview support:Glass and paper card stereoviews
Stereoview format:9 x 18 cm
Lens focussing:No
Inter-ocular adjustment:No
Eyepiece blinders:No
Dimensions (L x W x H):19 x 11 x 14.5 cm

Carl Zeiss Jena
Carl Zeiss Jena was founded in 1846 by Carl Zeiss in Jena, Germany. Initially focusing on the production of microscopes, Zeiss’s collaboration with physicist Ernst Abbe in 1866, and later with glass chemist Otto Schott, led to significant advances in optical theory and glass technology. This trio’s innovations revolutionised optical instrument quality and performance, including the development of the apochromatic lens.

The company expanded its product range to include photographic lenses, binoculars, and other optical instruments, becoming a global leader in the field. Throughout the 20th century, Carl Zeiss Jena faced various challenges, including the outcome of the Second World War, leading to the division of the company due to Germany’s partition. The East German part retained the name Carl Zeiss Jena, while the West German operations were re-established in Oberkochen under the name Carl Zeiss. Both companies were reunited after the reunification of Germany. Today, Carl Zeiss Jena is still influential in optics and precision engineering.