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 “The Leica Camera” report from 1946 by British intelligence
 
Some interesting Leica facts from 1946:
 
 
  • It took 33 hours to assemble a Leica III C.
  • In November of 1946 Leica was producing 1100 cameras per month. Out of those 1100 units 89% were allocated to the American forces, 6% to French forces and only 5% were available for sale in Germany.
  • In 1946 Leica employed 2,453 men and 428 women. In 1939 they employed nearly 5000.
  • Leica lost 400 employees during the war and 300 were prisoners of war.
  • Every camera was tested by taking multiple black and white photographs between 1.25 to 10 meters.
  • The drawing office had 50 drawing boards.
  • “The office was well organised and was scrupulously clean”.
  • The standard work week was 48 hours.

 



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I thought that was some interesting facts and wanted to share. Get Your Popcorn Ready
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Leica is a legendary company and name.  I hope they stay in business for many years to come despite their ever escalating prices and stiff competition!
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