Gadgets and Spies – The vintage miniature cameras designed for secret agents

The Bonhams auction house will host a collection of very rare cameras and photography accessories, including vintage miniature cameras designed especially for spies. Rings, books, guns, watches or even cigarette packets, the engineers competed in ingenuity to imagine the smallest and most discrete possible gadgets to equip their secret agents during the golden age of espionage! If you like the gadgets and secret agents, you will also find here all the James Bond gadgets in a single video.

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Lucky Strike spy camera with Ohio Safety match box light meter (Mast Development Corp, USA, 1949)
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ABC watch camera (Steineck, Germany, 1948)
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Doryu 2-16 gun camera (Doryu Camera Co, Japan, 1952)
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Taschenbuch book camera (Haake & Albers, Frankfurt, 1888)
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Ticka watch camera (Houghtons Ltd., London, 1904)
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GF81 ring camera (Gian Paulo Ferro, Italy)
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Minox no. 8245 (VEF, USSR)
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The Watch Camera (John C. Hagelein, New York, 1894)
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Le Photo-Revolver (E. Krauss, Paris, 1921)
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Kodak Matchbox camera (Eastman Kodak Co. Rochester, NY, 1944)
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Mamiya pistol camera (Mamiya Camera Co. Japan)
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Telescopic watch camera (J. Lancaster & Son, Birmingham, 1886)
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Concealed Vest camera (C.P. Stirn, Germany, 1886)
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Le Physiographe (L. Bloch of Paris, 1896)
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Mast concealable camera (Mast Development Corp. Davenport, USA)
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Expo Police Camera (Expo Camera Co. New York, 1911)

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