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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.