VEB Carl Zeiss Jena 1905 - 1964

Opticial instrument maker

VEB Carl Zeiss, Jena established in East Germany after second world war in May 1945 (though production interrupted almost immediately when several factories dismantled by Soviets); became state-owned in 1948; legal disputes with West German Zeiss Ikon AG led to renaming as VEB Kinowerke Dresden in 1958; joined East German camera combine VEB Pentacon in 1964.