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."