Catalogue Number: 3184
Carl Zeiss. A Biography 1816 - 1888
Sub-Category: Hewett collection
Author: PAETROW Stephan. WIMMER Wolfgang
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 2016
Edition: English edition
Time Period: 21st C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Cologne, Germany
Publisher/Manufacturer: Bohlag Verlag for Zeiss Archives
Description Of Item: Original illustrated dustwrapper, blue imitation cloth boards, 255 x 200, 143 pages, copiously illustrated mostly in colour, key dates on pages 138-139, notes and references on pages 140 to 141.
Historical Significance: This book is a carefully written and nicely presented biography of Carl Zeiss ( 1816 - 1888), a German maker of optical instruments best known for the company he founded, Carl Zeiss Jena (now: Carl Zeiss AG) in 1847. Zeiss made contributions to lens manufacturing that have aided the modern production of lenses. Raised in Weimar, Germany, he opened a lens-making workshop in the 1840s in the city of Jena. At first his lenses were only used in the production of microscopes, but when cameras were invented, his company began manufacturing high-quality lenses for cameras.
How Acquired: Purchased by Kett Optometry Museum
Date Acquired: 2016
Location: Nathan Library. Hewett collection