Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/08/30

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Was there life for Leitz after 1988?
From: Eric Welch <>
Date: Sun, 30 Aug 1998 08:17:09 -0500

At 12:00 PM 8/30/98 +0000, you wrote:
>When Solms took over what had been Ernst Leitz, was that the end of
>the original family-owned company? What happened to the old works at
>Wetzlar? Did most of the staff move to the new Solms plant?

Solms is not a company, it's a city. Leitz was sold a while back before the
factory moved to Solms. Ownership has traded several times since. It's
still Leica.
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Eric Welch
St. Joseph, MO

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