Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/03/27

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Subject: Re: [Leica] More 105mm LTM omissions
From: Stephen Gandy <>
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2001 07:35:38 -0800
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Congratulations Jem,

Collectors have long wondered where the PAM Britar came from.

As I recall, some of those speculations will be found in the LUG archives.

still, Sterling Howard was a marketing firm, so far as I know. Because of the
similar barrel styles, I have always suspected Elgeet as being the


Jem Kime wrote:

> Sorry,
> forgot to name the lens: PAM Britar.
> Jem
> -----Original Message-----
> From:   Jem Kime []
> In Marc's book, and this information copied from contemporary (1948)
> adverts in the US Pop Photog....
> 105mm f4.5 telephoto rf coupled for Leica
> Here's a sensational new item! Rangefinder coupled coated telephoto 105mm
> f4.5 lens for Leica cameras at a price never before approached! We
> unconditionally guaranteethis to be today's best buy in Leica coupled
> lenses, and offer it on a ten day trial basis! use it for sports work,
> news, nature and portraiture. It's feather-light weight will surprise you
> (no tripod needed to steady it), its fine bright chrome finish will please
> you - you'll like the clean clear engraving, smooth focusing action, the
> click stops for accurate setting. Order early, tax included:
> only $97.50 (this was reduced to $89.50 in subsequent ads.)
> Optical sports finder for above.............................$8.50
> ==================================
> The ad. was placed by Sterling Howard Corporation who specialised in war
> surplus. In the last ad. it headlines the lens with, 'Non-Surplus Special!'

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