Cutting glass at the Leitz factory, 1979
Published: July 10, 2011
Gus Schuettler ©Stars and Stripes
Wetzlar, Germany, April, 1979: Water flies as a diamond-studded, high-speed saw blade prepares to cut into a block of glass at the Ernst Leitz optical firm's Wetzlar plant. The company began producing Leica cameras and Leitz lenses, recognized as some of the finest in the world, in the early part of the 20th century.
Stars and Stripes' 1979 story about the Ernst Leitz optical factory.