Excelsior-werk R. Kiesewetter

Excelsior exposure meters are made by Kiesewetter GDR. The owner Rudolf Kiesewetter was manufacturing electrical measure and controll equipment since 1908. Kiesewetter also manufactured electrical exposure meters like the "Photoskop", "Pikoskop" (1934) and the 'Excelsior' (1937) meters. The company was named Excelsiorwerk Rudolf Kiesewetter Meßtechnik (VEB Excelsiorwerk leipzig)

They also made a excelsior version for Leica (1939) attached to the accessory shoe but not coupled to the camera.
[ It seems Rudolf Kiesewetter died in or before 1939. A note in "
Die Messtechnik: Zeitschrift für Zeitgemässe Betriebs-Kontrolle und Werkstoffprüfung, Volumes 15-16, Rudolf Kiesewetter, Fabrik electrischer messinstrumente, inhaberin ist jetzt Wwe Frieda Minna Kiesewetter leipzig" (Wwe stands for widow).]
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In 1939 Kiesewetter was located in the Gutenbergstrasse 7 in Leipzig. In 1943 the work was interrupted and the rest dismantled. After WWII the exposure meters production was started again in 1948 in de Johannisalle 20 in Leipzig until aprox. 1958.
1908 Registration of the company
1942 Complete disturbance by actions of the WWII, rebuilding of the company
1958 construction of a semi government undertaking of the company by succession
1972 government undertaking under compulsion
1994 Company was sold to Mr. Dieter Rehbein

[Die Prager Straße 27, für mich das schönste Gebäude am Platz, vormals Filiale des Buchverlags Velhagen & Klasing (Auflage der Familienzeitschrift "Daheim"), danach Sitz des Messinstrumentebauers VEB Excelsiorwerk, wurde von ebenderselben Firma (jetzt Rudolf Kiesewetter Messtechnik GmbH) als Bauherr saniert, Architekt war Schellko Bau aus Taucha. Die gesamte Dachlandschaft und der markante Turm wurden rekonstruiert. Zu Wendezeiten war das Gebäude auch für Leipziger Verhältnisse extrem runtergekommen.]

The company Kiesewtter Messtechniek GmbH became due to further stabilizing, constant increase of products and countrywide customers the sole manufacturer of measurement techniques.

currently the company still exists and is located
at the Prager Straße 34 04317 in Leipzig Germany, but is not longer manufacturing electrical exposure meters.
 





VEB Excelsiorwerk Leipzig




 


  Manufacturer: Excelsior-werk
Type: Excelsior
Sensor: Selenium
Year: 195x
Type of measurement: reflected
Sensitivity: 8 ~ 19 °DIN / 18 ~ 29 °Sch
Aperture :f/ 1.4 ~ 32
Exposure time : 1/2000 sec ~ 2min.


Manufacturer: Excelsior-werk
Type: Excelsior Junior
Sensor: Selenium
Year: 1959
Type of measurement: reflected
Sensitivity: 6 ~ 30 ° DIN / 3 ~ 800 ASA
Aperture :f/ 1.4 ~ 25
Exposure time : 1/1000 sec ~ 30 sec..
Manual: German

Manufacturer: Excelsior-werk
Type: Excelsior 3
Sensor: Selenium
Year: 19xx
Type of measurement:
Sensitivity:
Aperture :
Exposure time : 1/2000 ~ 2 min.

     

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