1957 Alta - Bower was made
for New York photo distributor Saul Bower by Misuzu Kogaku Kogyo Co.,
Ltd., Tokyo. It was produced on special order for a Chicago Scientific
Equipment dealer. The camera was used with a leaf shutter of Leitz
Micro-Ibso type. The wind knob was only for the film transport. Very
little else is known about this unusual Leica MiFilmCa type camera.
Production is thought to have been 1957–58 with a total of less than
100 units. A rare Leica copy indeed.