|Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:48 pm Post subject:
Mine has the exact same wording on the door and in the same places. The serial number is X 38953. The range is in feet and the camera has the square top, so I take it, according to CJs camera website, that I do in fact have a later version.
I found something on the internet about markings that appears informed, although I cannot confirm if it is accurate. It may be that I've not looked hard enough, but Wiki was not that forthcoming.
From a poster on the e-bay community, speaking in general terms, not about Zeiss Ikon -
"As a collector of classic cameras i've encountered this problem quite often and found it not quite simple!
Before WWII (1945) it was always "Made in Germany" or simply "Germany".
From 1945 to 1949, before the "Federal Republic of Germany" was established, mostly no identification was used, but occasionally, merely depending on the availability of components, also "Made in Germany" is found.
Identifications such as "Made in Germany - US-Zone" were normally confined to high technical products, e.g. quality-lenses also for military uses, on which sales or export restrictions were applied.
From 1949 (until today) "Made in Germay" was used again, but from ca. 1952/55 "Made in Western-Germany" or "Made in West-Germany" was preferred to distinguish from GDR (East-Germany). But this was not compulsory and rather used at whim.
"West-Germany" became obsolete in 1990. But these days "Made in Germany" is commonly replaced by "Made in EU""
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