Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1996/07/16

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Subject: Re: The KFC M6
From: "Roger L. Beamon" <>
Date: Tue, 16 Jul 1996 11:55:40 -0700 (MST)

>>Regarding the quality of M6 vs older M's - didn't they use
>>guttapercha before M6?
>Whatever the heck that is. My Germany is rusty. What is it?
>Eric Welch

A rubber like substance made from various tree saps, mainly from Malaysian
trees. Before modern golf ball covers, it was the covering for yesteryear's
     Roger Beamon,  Naturalist & Photographer
                               Docent:  Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
                               Leica Historical Society Of America