Theodor Scheimpflug

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Theodor Scheimpflug was an inventor interested in aerial photography, and an officer in the Austrian army.

Scheimpflug came from a distinguished & scholarly Austrian family; he studied at the Vienna Gymnasium and the Marine-Akademie in Fiume, then went into the Navy.[1] Later he was affiliated with the Austrian Militärgeographische Institut.

In 1907 published "Die herstellung von Karten und Plänen auf photographischen Wege".[2]

Patents whose inventor or applicant is Theodor Scheimpflug

  • Patent AT-1903-31973 (English title: Procedure for producing accurate layer-maps: maps and military plans of the ground from kite or balloon photographs, as well as artificial photographics from aboard a ship, Filing date: 1903-10-23)
  • Patent AT-1903-20467 (English title: Apparatus for activating a mechanism held aloft by kite or captive balloon, Filing date: 1903-11-12)
  • Patent DE-1908-222386 (English title: Procedure for producing accurate layer-maps from photographs, Supplementary to patent: Patent AT-1903-31973, Filing date: 1908-01-30)

Publications by or about Theodor Scheimpflug



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Names Theodor Scheimpflug
Birth date October 7, 1865
Death date August 22, 1911
Countries AT
Locations Vienna
Occupations military officer
Tech areas Photography, Balloon, Kite, Military
Affiliations Militärgeographische Institut
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