Leica 72

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  • Code words - LMOOK = LKOOM + ELMAR from 1958 catalog
  • Production era - 1957-1963; ca. 183 cameras (150 Midland - 33 Wetzlar)
  • Evolution - IIIa modified to take 18 x 24 mm images allowing 72 frames per roll of film; the camera included flash synchronization like the IIIf; camera is identified by "18 x 24" engraved on the top
  • Variants - Canadian and Wetzlar versions (camera 357151 has sharkskin covering)
  • Serial numbers 357151-357183 ELW -357411-ELC
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Leica 72 Serial Numbers

Serial numbers compiled from Puts Pocket Pod
SN Start SN End Product Year Batch
357151 357183 Leica IIIa (ELW-72) 1948-1950 500 (33)
357201 358500 Nummern nicht vergeben (ELW+ELC-72) 1948-1950 1300 (150)
TOTAL ASSIGNED SERIAL NUMBERS 1948-1950 (183)