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Victorian Spy Camera Watch | by Brett Jordan
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Victorian Spy Camera Watch

Roll over Casio, the Victorians were making multi-purpose watches over a hundred years ago!


“The Lancaster Watch Camera was patented in October 1886 and made until 1890.


Such tiny cameras were the forerunners for the ‘spy’ camera – a mechanism disguised as a different object.


However, it would have been very inconvenient to use as four very small catches had to be released in order to remove the glass screen and to fit a separate metal sensitised material holder for each exposure."



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Taken on August 30, 2007