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Carl Zeiss was a prolific optical designer, fabricator and entrepreneur.

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Carl Zeiss

German Carl Zeiss was a prolific optical designer, fabricator and entrepreneur.

Known for his microscopes, Zeiss built a robust precision optics business in the mid-19th century that continues to this day. (Photo: AIP Emilio Segre Visual Archives, Brittle Books Collection)

(Courtesy of AIP Emilio Segre Visual Archives, Brittle Books Collection)