Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/01/28

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Leica from my Grandfather - when was it made
From: Marc James Small <>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 1998 09:31:43 -0500

At 11:21 AM 1/28/98 +0100, Christoph Blau wrote:
>Wow, I am a lucky man: My father gave me his fathers camera, which has been 
>his user camera for approximately 30 years. 
>I sent it to Leica Solms to put it in working condition again, since I
want to
>use it - perhaps with an adapted current 2.8/50 lens.
>I would like to know, when it was made. It has the serial number 13916.
(Not a
>very high number! Oh boys, I am so proud of it). It has a screw mount 3.5/50
>Elmar, no viewfinder. So it is probably a Standard.

13916 would be a Leica A (Model I) dating from 1929, one of 16,367
manufactured that year.  

I did not realize that Leica would repair an LTM camera.  I had thought
that Leitz ceased this in 1980.

Marc  FAX:  +540/343-7315
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