Photo: Victorian Detective Camera
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Detective cameras were popular Victorian cameras before the turn of the 19th century that were designed to look something other than a camera. Most were box cameras designed to look like parcels, disguised as watches, binoculars, books, purses, walking sticks, revolvers and rifles, alarm clocks, spyglasses, and so on. Some models were designed to be worn underneath a vest with lens peaking out through a buttonhole and the shutter operated by a long cord. These cameras were popular all over Europe, especially in England, France and Germany. Most are rare and valuable today.
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http://www.patent-invent.com/detective_camera_patents.html
http://www.juliantrubin.com/bigten/eastmancamera.html
IN THE IMAGE BELOW:
Hawk-Eye Detective Camera Patent (428448), Thomas H. Blair, 1890
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Victorian Detective Camera
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Detective cameras were popular Victorian cameras before the turn of the 19th century that were designed to look something other than a camera. Most were box cameras designed to look like parcels, disguised as watches, binoculars, books, purses, walking sticks, revolvers and rifles, alarm clocks, spyglasses, and so on. Some models were designed to be worn underneath a vest with lens peaking out through a buttonhole and the shutter operated by a long cord. These cameras were popular all over Europe, especially in England, France and Germany. Most are rare and valuable today.
MORE DETAILS:
http://www.patent-invent.com/detective_camera_patents.html
http://www.juliantrubin.com/bigten/eastmancamera.html
IN THE IMAGE BELOW:
Hawk-Eye Detective Camera Patent (428448), Thomas H. Blair, 1890
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