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Carl Winkel (Gottingen) 
[Die Kunst in der Photographie (Art Folio #6)] 
17.5 x 13.2 cm 
Photograph courtesy 
Carl Winkel (Göttingen)
Winkel (1857-1908) has a fascinating connection with German optics. In the very same year in which he was born (1857) his father, Rudolf Winkel, set up a mechanic's workshop in Göttingen to make microscopes: "Simple ones at first, compound ones later. Good ones throughout. He is successful, exports a lot, expands the business, and has his sons enter it. (including Carl) Ernst Abbe first visits Winkel in 1894. In 1911, Carl Zeiss becomes the principal shareholder of the company, which continues to grow. After 1945, Jena's traditional microscope manufacture is continued in Göttingen. In 1957, the firm of R. Winkel GmbH is taken over by the Carl Zeiss Foundation." (Source:
Heliographed (Plate) & Printed by: Georg Buxenstein & Comp. (Berlin) 

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