Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/03/13

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Subject: Re: Very OT [Leica] Leica Product Codes
From: "clive sanbrook" <>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 09:14:21 -0000
References: <004901c0ab27$9b0a6d80$>

As an aside to the original thread - I imagine this use of telegraph codes
for speed and clarity was fairly widespread - I remember when I started work
in the 1960's that my employers letter heading still included a note (near
their telex number) as to which codes they used - so presumably there were
reference books to look up the various words in commercial use.

going a bit further back - the Great Western Railway (and probably the other
Uk railways) assigned codes to all their freight wagon (car) types so that
if a particular load had to be moved from a station (depot) the clerk at the
station only had to telex for e.g CONEA or FRUITD for the right wagon for
that load to appear.

Well if we've done DOF to death for a bit we've got to wander somewhere


Clive Sanbrook

- ----- Original Message -----
From: "Sal DiMarco,Jr." <>
To: "LUG >for posts" <>
Sent: 12 March 2001 19:05
Subject: [Leica] Leica Product Codes

> To the Interested Lugger,
>     The Leica Product codes were originally created to make ordering
> for the distributors.
>     Orders came into Leica by cables or telegrams

In reply to: Message from "Sal DiMarco,Jr." <> ([Leica] Leica Product Codes)