Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Vintage cinematic cameras/video

In Cameras > Show & Tell.
Cameras244 of 859KODAK'S BROWNIE TARGET SIX-20 CAMERA MICKEY MOUSE FACEPLATE stereo camera part?
1
Love it
1
Like it

officialfuelofficialfuel loves this.
trgrubaughtrgrubaugh likes this.
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.


Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate



Posted 1 year ago

Email

scarycatlady
(4 items)

Love this little camera, but to be honest I don't really know much about it, bar that it was one of the first "covert" spy cameras?.. Any help or information would be greatly received! Thanks

Mystery Solved

Comments

  1. rniederman rniederman, 1 year ago
    This is a Minox model B (c1958 - 1971). It is the quintessential subminiature camera typically used in Hollywood for spy flicks. You've seen the movies; important papers are found and the spy pulls out a small camera to start taking pictures of the documents. Exposure advance is a push-pull action. And so forth.

    The first Minox camera was made in Riga, Latvia in 1937 and finished production versions were available in 1938. The company went on to make a wide variety of these subminiature cameras that shot 8x11mm images on 9.5mm film.

    This particular model is very common and the best known Minox camera. Although commonly termed a 'spy' camera, in reality it really wasn't as there were highly specialized cameras built for actual covert operations. Regardless, it's a really cute camera and fun to pull out when watching a movie with friends.

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.