AG Askania-Werke


Manufacturer of precision optics, navigation and measuring devices, as well as cameras, stereoscopic and movie cameras; founded Berlin 1921 by merger of Centralwerkstatte Dessau and Paul Bamberg; benefited from German re-arrmament of 1935, producing gun-sights, gyroscopes, periscopes and developed flight controls for V1 and V2 rockets; company restarted in West Germany as Askania-Werke AG (Bodenssewerke Uberlingen).