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Double feathered arrows on the Leica 1A
RichardLeica posted a topic in Leica Collectors & HistoricaLeitz put 'feathered' arrows on the advance and re-wind knobs of Leica 1s for a limited period from late 1926. The majority had three 'feathers' or six if you count each line separately. A limited number had only two (or four) 'feathers' on the advance knob arrow only for some unknown reason. Lars Netopil says that this is a rare variant, and I have only come across three: serial #s 3293, 3520, 3564. Despite these being in the 3000 range Mr Netopil has not come to any conclusion about the serial numbers from the few he has also seen in the past. Angela von Einem tells me that the 'triple feather' arrows were embossed (geprägt) but says the 'double feather' on camera #3520 is engraved. It is indeed much clearer than the usual rather blurred arrows on other cameras. I wondered if any members have 'double arrow' Leica 1s in their collections, or have come across any. Serial numbers would be very helpful. I have attached a photograph of #3520.
FOUND A LEICA 1A
hurueli posted a topic in Leica Collectors & HistoricaHi everyone, just few days ago, tidying up my granpa's stuff (he was a scientist) I found a cardboard box witha a leica inside with a strange piece attached which I think is an adapter for taking pictures from a microscope. The camera is missing the normal lens and the black plastic cover of the camera itself is shattered to pieces. as for the rest the mechanics seem to be ok and working perfectly and smoothly. I would like to know the exact model and the value of this item. Browsing the web I've discovered it belongs to the Leica 1a models. I am not an expert and I would be grateful if somebody could help me. Thank you very much Sal please email me for the pictures because I am new in the forum and I don't know how to attach the photos here. thanks