Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/12/16

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Subject: Re: [Leica] strange SLmot!
From: thibault collin <>
Date: Wed, 16 Dec 1998 15:31:33 +0100

Thanks a lot Lucien!

So basically, nobody knows how many black enamel SLmots have been made!
Do yours also have the meter cut off with the winding lever?
Thanks once more!

At 20:39 14/12/1998 +0100, you wrote:
>thibault collin wrote:
>> I just read the following :
>> about 1080 SLmot were built starting from #1336991.
>> and what's strange?
>> Mine has number #1262711!
>> Does anyone understand?
>Here is a copy of my post of  May 21, 1998
>According to various books and Leica serial numbers lists,
>(Rogliatti, Sartorious, Laney etc..)
>the production figures of :
>SL-Mot = 980
>SL2-Mot = 1,020
>Total = 2,000
>After research, I think it's much more than that.
>1)None of the Black paint SL-Mot are in those lists.
>(Ex. Lager and mine) They have SL numbers.
>(Mine is 12403XX = 1969-70)
>The first SL-Mot in the list is from 1972 (1336991)
>2)As you can see in my former post 
>(Re: [Leica] Leicaflex SL2MOT)
>there are several SL2-Mot not in the lists also.
>3)Furthermore, the serial number of the SL/SL2-Mot Motors
>seem to start at 1,000.
>(In the Motor instruction manual dated from 4/69,
>the number engraved is 1.006)
>My SL-Mot motor is the 1.20X, 
>and I have an orphan SL2-Mot Motor which is nr 4.35X.
>That give us more than 3350 motors produced.
>Will we ever know the truth ??