The Rodenstock Story

Almost a century and a half of optical engineering: from taking lenses to sunglasses; from Rodenstock to Linos to Qioptiq to Excelitas.

Rodenstock lenses and lens cells can be dated as follows:

50 0001910
200 0001920
400 0001930
700 0001935
900 0001938
950 0001940
2 000 0001945
2 500 0001952
3 000 0001954
5 000 0001961
6 000 0001966
7 000 0001971
8 000 0001973
9 000 0001974
9 500 0001977
10 000 0001979
10 500 0001984
11 000 0001991
11 150 0001993
11 231 7131994
11 294 0731995
11 358 1651996
11 407 5131997
11 468 5411998
11 521 1231999
11 588 2642000
11 649 6792001
11 678 2742002
11 724 1362003
11 767 3762004
11 805 4552005
11 860 2412006
11 926 1992007
11 944 3382008
11 944 3382009
12 022 6002010
12 055 4392011
12 095 3762012 (Serial numbers after 2012 belong to Linos and Qioptiq)

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