EMILIO SEGRE VISUAL ARCHIVES / AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY EMILIO SEGRE VISUAL ARCHIVES / AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
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Otto Schott (1851-1935), German manufacturer of precision optical instruments. Schott was a glassmaker, inventing over 100 types of optical glass. He went into partnership with Ernst Abbe and Carl Zeiss to design and manufacture microscopes and telescopes. Zeiss had a practical understanding of instrument design and Abbe had theoretical knowledge of lenses. The Zeiss works at Jena, Germany, produced the finest instruments in the world.
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