Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/07/29

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Canadian Leicas
From: omegaman <>
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 1999 19:35:17 -0700

RP Johnson wrote:
> According to my small reading of Leica camera history (especially Gehester
> Sartorius' Identifying Leica Cameras), several of the M series cameras were
> made in Canada.  In fact, as I understand it, all of the M4-2 and M4-P
> cameras were made there.
> My question is:  what happened to the Canandian facility?  M6's aren't made
> there now and I have not heard that any other Leica cameras (or lenses) are
> being manufactured in Canada.  Was the Canadian plant just an assembly site
> or were components actually manufactured there?
> Thank you.
> rp johnson
The Canadian facility was bought by Hughes (helicopers, the "Spruce
Goose," etc.)