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Subject: Re: [Leica] Air Tight container for my Leicas?
From: Vick Ko <>
Date: Mon, 01 Apr 2002 21:14:01 -0500
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Busted !!!!!

Happy April's fool to everyone!


Vick Ko wrote:

> Hmmm.
> I think if you exposed your Leica to a vacuum, you would vaporize all the
> lubricants,
> 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?
> regards,
> Vick
> 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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