Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/05/27

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Subject: [Leica] Hexar Part
From: don.dory at (Don Dory)
Date: Sat May 27 17:57:25 2006
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Thank you for the clarification.  I was specifically remembering the dumping
of the Zeiss Ikon files in Germany.  At least the Germans had the sense to
sell the nubbins to someone who would at least use it.


On 5/27/06, Marc James Small <> wrote:
> At 07:03 PM 5/27/06 -0400, Don Dory wrote:
> >Zeiss Ikon essentially did the same thing when they shut down.  I don't
> know
> >what gives with insiders, they don't think their brand is valuable?   Any
> >repair center would have paid to ship the stuff to them, a place like
> Ritz
> >or several other major etailers would love to have the whole shebang of
> >stuff.  Fortunes have been made with collections of parts.  One of our
> local
> >repair centers made a blooming outrageous amount of money when they
> cornered
> >the battery door market for A series Canons, until someone knocked the
> part
> >off and undersold them.
> In the US, the Zeiss Ikon Voigtl?nder parts inventory was sold off at
> fire-sale prices in 1973 to any repair shops wanting stuff.  In the end,
> Wolf Umbach of Z-V Service bought the rest.  The camera inventory was all
> sold to Cambridge Camera (!), who still occasionally list a NIB Contaflex
> or Icarex or the like.
> The Canadian ZIV inventory went through a similar process but the nubbins
> were sold off to a collector who tired to sell the lot to a few of us
> Zeiss
> types at a price we regarded as ludicrous.
> The Canadian horde of Rolliflex parts were purchased by Todd Belcher when
> their Canadian agency ws closed down a few years back.
> Marc
> Cha robh b?s fir gun ghr?s fir!
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