Photographic Cameras Ernst Leitz GmbH Original Patent Lithograph 1932
On this original linen-backed lithograph from 1932 (includes original specification sheet),
Ernst Leitz GMBH patented improvements in or relating to photographic cameras. Ernst Leitz GmbH was a German corporation now divided into three independent companies: Leica Camera, Leica Geosystems, and Leica Microsystems. Leica Camera AG is a German company that manufactures cameras, lenses, binoculars, rifle scopes and ophthalmic lenses. The company was founded by Ernst Leitz in 1914. The name Leica is derived from the first three letters of his surname (Leitz) and the first two of the word camera: lei-ca.
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