Fine vintage Albert Schacht 135mm f/3.5 Travenar telephoto lens s/n 26096 manufactured between 1948 and 1954 in Munchen. Rare MCM made in Germany collectible manual focus photography equipment accessory for a 35mm SLR system with M42 screw mount. Beautiful example of mid century European industrial design ready to be shipped across North America. Contact us for international shipping.
Albert Schacht was the operations manager for Carl Zeiss from 1919-1926. From 1939-1946, he was the technical director at Steinheil. He founded his own company, A. Schacht, in 1948 in Munich, Germany. In 1954, the company moved to Ulm. Lenses from the earliest period are marked A. Schacht Munchen. Those from the later period are marked A. Schacht Ulm. A. Schacht was acquired in 1967 by another manufacturing company.
A. Schacht made lenses for several popular lens mounts of cameras for 35mm film including Leica thread mounts. Some of these lenses belonged to the set of standard lenses for the Edixa Reflex SLR. Schacht made also lenses for enlargers. The company appears to have stopped production in 1970.