The first employees and apprentices
The beginning of the future
In 1847, Carl Zeiss trained his first employees: August Löber (1830–1912) later became a trainer himself. Many employees who helped the company grow at the beginning were also trained by him.
Photo: Foreman August Löber with mechanics and apprentices in 1864, from left to right: Carl Müller, Friedrich Pfaffe, Joseph Rudolph, Wilhelm Böber, Heinrich Pape, Fritz Müller and August Löber. ©ZEISS Archive