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Physical Sciences Collection - Surveying and Geodesy

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Zeiss

 

Zeiss

Carl Zeiss (1818–1888) established a workshop for optical instruments in Jena in 1846. Under the leadership of Heinrich Wild, Zeiss began making instruments for surveying and geodesy in 1908. The Zeiss factory was severely damaged during World War II, and the partition of Germany put Jena within the Soviet zone of occupation. Before Soviet troops could take control of the area, however, American troops moved some 81 Zeiss employees, and 43 employees of the related Schott optical works, to the American zone of occupation. A new business, known originally as Optische Werke Oberkochen and later as Carl Zeiss, was established in 1946. The old Zeiss works became VEB Carl Zeiss JENA in 1948. Both firms made instruments for surveying and geodesy. The reunification of Germany paved the way for the reunification of the two branches of Zeiss in 1995, and the consolidation of the manufacture of surveying and geodetic instruments in Jena.

Collection:

Automatic Level (Ni 002)
Automatic Level (Ni 2)
Level (Ni A)
Theodolite #34390
Total Station