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CIA #Museum Artifact of the Week: #Minox B Camera

In 1936, Walter Zapp, a Latvian engineer, developed a portable #camera that would fit easily into the palm of the hand & yet take high-quality, spontaneous pictures.

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The Minox camera, in its various models, was the world’s most widely used spy camera. The camera was a marvel of technology, using film 1/4 the size of standard film, with 50 frames in a cassette. Ultra-light aluminum-shell Minox B was produced 1958-1972.
Because of its small size, Minox subminiature cameras were easy to conceal. It could also take excellent photographs of documents at close range & was a natural for secret photography. Its inventor, Walter Zapp, passed away on July 17, 2003.
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