Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/04/01

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Air Tight container for my Leicas?
From: Vick Ko <>
Date: Mon, 01 Apr 2002 19:33:43 -0500
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I think if you exposed your Leica to a vacuum, you would vaporize all the
guaranteeing that you'd need a CLA - with a capital "L".  I'd probably
recommend storage
in something inert like nitrogen, helium or argon, with no oxygen or  moisture.

I wonder if 100 years from now, you'd still be able to get batteries for it.
Or film.

Rangefinder alignment should be okay

I wonder what the rubberized shutter would be like.  A Leica IA would be
getting near
70 years old now - anyone out there seen an original shutter is like?  And
would you
take the shutter tension off the shutter to allow the curtain  and tape to
relax, as opposed
to 100 years under tension?


Tristan Tom wrote:

> I'm trying to build an air tight container in order to preserve my Leicas.
> I was thinking of building a sealed plexiglass tank and then installing a
> nozzle and then getting a vacuum with a hose to suck the air out.
> My thinking is that with no air exposure, the M6 would last virtually
> forever. This way, someone 1000 years from now could still use it. Would
> they have to get a CLA or rangefinder alignment though? Does anyone know
> what the Leica M repair facilities are? I'd like to include a list of these
> facilities in the air tight container.
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