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"QUANTUM SHOT" #45


Cameras for Spies and Other Lovers of Inconspicuous Photography
(vintage collection)

Antique Photography Camera
Antique Photography Camera
Antique Photography Camera
Antique Photography Camera
Antique Photography Camera
Antique Photography Camera
Antique Photography Camera
Antique Photography Camera
Antique Photography Camera
Antique Photography Camera

This is the famous "Brownie" camera from Kodak. The Brownie popularized low-cost photography and introduced the concept of the snapshot (first model dates from 1900)
A later model (art deco style from the Thirties):
Antique Photography Camera
Scovill Antique Oak Detective Camera:
Antique Photography Camera
(images credit: Ritzcam.com)

No serious antique mini camera collection could be complete without the Coronet Midget Camera which was made in England in 1935:
Antique Photography Camera
"The Combi":
Antique Photography Camera
"Photoette":
Antique Photography Camera
Mec-16 in gold finish:
Antique Photography Camera
(images credit: Ritzcam.com)

For the utmost in rare camera items, check out this miniature camera, used by Japan Police in the Fifties: (source RitzCam.com)
Antique Photography CameraAntique Photography Camera
(images credit: Ritzcam.com)

Not that rare, but pretty spiffy is another vintage Japanese product:
Hit Type Crystar camera (1956 model)
It had many variations, made by little-known companies.
If you doubt that a camera like this could take "real" pictures, take a look at the shots here

Antique Photography Camera
Antique Photography Camera
Antique Photography Camera
(images credit: Ritzcam.com)

a couple of miniature cameras from Steky (Japan):
Antique Photography Camera
Antique Photography Camera
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Sources: Botinok, more photos are at RitzCam.com

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5 Comments:

Anonymous koshka said...

"and his bow tie is really a camera..."

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a pitty your interesting article doesn't include Mikroma, a really nice piece of mechanic. See here, for example. The Mikroma II: http://www.subclub.org/shop/mikromii.htm

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Blogger Avi Abrams said...

Thank you - good tip there

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What about the legendary Minox Riga?

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