I have an early Linhof Tripod, West German made, serial number 502731 on the head and 32087 on the tripod body. Searching for the age on this tripod, but it appears pre-sixties. It's amazing how good a shape it is in. Head is still very fluid and all machined parts even the leather pads and the level bubble are in good shape. The only thing missing is one of the rubber feet, however the floor spike is still there. The handle you see in the picture is an aluminum handle/kleat that I made for one of my heavier cameras
I've had it for quite awhile as an accent piece, but no longer have room for it. I still use it on occasion. It's a shame to put this fantastic piece of photographic history in storage. If you are interested, I'm looking for a good home for this mechanical testament to the quality things used to be made of. Make me an offer.
Email Jim at firstname.lastname@example.org or text 818-445-8902