Lucky Strike Spy Camera

Dec 2, 2015

Category: Tech

After seeing Spectre recently, you might be wondering just what other cool spy gadgets are out there. But before glacier sunglasses and C4 grenade pens, spies used things like this Lucky Strike Spy Camera.

It was developed for the U.S. Signal Corps between 1949-1950, and it features a f/2.7 17.5mm Sonnar-type lens that is housed within a Lucky Strike wrapper. The camera can snap 18 exposures per roll of 16 mm film, and it uses a light meter that has taken on the disguise of an Ohio Safety Match Box. The tech was never actually used by the army, and only two cameras of its type were made. The rare gem will go up for auction on December 3 at the Bonhams auction where it is expected to fetch between $41,000 and $65,000. [Purchase]

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