Wood, metal and a brick wall


My Leicaflex SL has 1235763 as serial number and I was curious if this would help me find out when this camera was assembled.

On Cameraquest.com I found following information :
A new batch of 10000 cameras was started on May 29, 1969. The first serial number of that batch was 1235001.

1235763 Leicaflex SL serial number photographed with a Lumia 640 LTE
1235763
Leicaflex SL serial number photographed with a Lumia 640 LTE

That day I was 10 years and two days old. The moon was still uncharted terrain but not for long anymore.
My father would be with us for another 3 years and two weeks. Then my life would change in a way I could not have imagined.

I did not see my colleague today so I was not able to tell her the camera was in good working order and if she wanted me to return it.

Wood, metal and a brick wall (2015) Leicaflex SL with Summicron f2 50mm and loaded with Ilford FP4 Plus
Wood, metal and a brick wall (2015)
Leicaflex SL with Summicron f2 50mm and loaded with Ilford FP4 Plus
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5 thoughts on “Wood, metal and a brick wall”

    1. She and her Dad were very happy to hear I’m enjoying this camera. And yes, I can keep it 🙂
      I feel so lucky with so many kindness surrounding me.

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  1. Mmmm, I was 6, and my family was about to leave the close knit Jewish neighborhood that was my only knowledge of what was home. Interesting how we mark time.

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