Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/07/29

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Subject: [Leica] Re: [Leica] Voigtländer history
From: "Jean-Michel Tomaschett" <>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2003 15:59:26 +0200
References: <001c01c355d6$9e7843f0$759c8ed4@castle>

In 1898 the family-run company was transformed in a stock corporation. 1925
Schering AG took over the majority of the shares, which was sold in 1956 to
the Carl-Zeiss-Foundation. 1973 Voigtländer was bought by Rollei, followed
by Plusfoto GmbH in 1982 and Ringfoto GmbH in 1997.


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From: "Felix Lopez de Maturana" <>
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Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2003 3:37 PM
Subject: RE:[Leica] RE: [Leica] Re: [Leica] Voigtländer question

> >Why do we not simply spell it "Cosina" these days? ;>}
> >A real Vito I folder was my first 35mm camera in the 50s. The folding
> >mechanism broke, so I took it in for repair. The shop installed a Vito
> II
> >folding mechanism at a price I could not afford, so I said they could
> keep
> >the camera. They let me have it at the original quote (about $5 in US
> >currency, as I recall). I still have the camera. I could never
> >realistically dream of owning a Leica in those days.
> >- -- 
> >Clive
> When why and how the Voigtländer family lose the commercial right of
> using this name in manufacturing photografica equipment?
> Felix
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