This guide is in response to the number of fake or non-genuine Carl Zeiss binoculars being sold on E-bay.It applies mainly to the Zeiss Jenoptem 8x30 or 10x50 binoculars and on rare occasions to the 7x50.I want to try and date my Carl Zeiss Jena Dekaris 10X50binoculars.I can't locate any numbers but have found the following makings BRITTON OSLER TORONTO and NECKETTI ZAMBRA LONDON any help will be most appreciated There are no recorded serial numbers for Zeiss binoculars made in West Germany or those made by Zeiss after the fall of the berlin wall.Over the decades we have, and will continue to, on occasion add this or that mention of or illustration of items in our archives and museum collection, this to break up the monotony of text, make corrections (with much gratitude to Dr.
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1908 91,711 103,3xx, 104,2xx noted on cameras burgled at N&G, London (Manthos article), but note N&G may have lagged in fitting as cameras made in 1912 had lenses No133,73x- say a year in store or transit.
There may also be unnumbered lenses, possibly when they are one of a stereo pair, though confusion with licencees lenses can occur. Two listings then exist, and run very much in parallel. Gilbert, in "Collecting Photographica" and is reproduced in the back of Mc Keown's "Price Guide". The following is a shortened version of the one in "Chiffres Clef" with some extra notes added from experience here. 1895 Voigtlaender stops production of Zeiss designs, suggesting Zeiss had expanded production facilities to make the lenses at Jena. 44,040 as Unar sales begin, production of anastigmats reaches 100,000, with about 44,000 by Zeiss and 56,000 under license. This must have been one factor leading to a big expansion of demand and production.
featured member Alf Bailey talks about his landscape photography and portfolio of images. 1932 1,364,483-1,389,279 24,796 1933 1,436,671-1,456,003 19,332 1934 1,500,474-1,590,000 89,526 1935 1,615,764-1,752,303 136,539 1936 1,674,882-1,942,806 267,924 The switch to chrome finish begins at about 1.89 million.
Year Serial Numbers Number of (begin end) numbers used 1912 No173,418- 200,520 27,102 1913 No208,473-249,350 40,877 Carl Zeiss London here (see below) 1914 249,886-c252,739 2853 1915 c282,800-c284,500 1700 1916 c285,200-c288,100 2900 1917 289,087-298,157 9070 1918 298,215-322,748 24,533 1919 322,799-351,611 28,812 1920 375,194-419,823 44,629 1921 433,273-438,361 5088 1922 422,899-498,006 75,107 1923 561,270-578,297 17,027 1924 c631,500-578,297 17,000 1925 c631,500-c648,500 29,513 1926 666,790-703,198 36,408 1927 722,196-798,251 76,055 1928 c903,100-c908,150 5,050 1929 919,794-1,016,885 97,091 This is about the change over to rimset Compur shutters 1930 922,488-1,239,697 317,209 1931 1,239,699-1,365,582 125,883 First Contax lenses here.