Here To View The Minox Spy Camera From Five Different Views
Known throughout the world
as the subminiature camera to have, the Minox spy camera was in the hands
of almost all intelligence agents and spies in the 1940's, 1950's and
1960's. The camera was very good at taking close up document photography.
The camera was so small and so good for it's hay-day that it had restricted
sales to governmental and military intelligence agencies in many parts
of the world such as the United States. In the late 1960's through the
1980's if you were a private-eye and hand one, you had the very latest
high tech subminiature camera on the market. They were also very expensive.
Like the Rolex watch, the Minox Spy Camera was a the status symbol of
successful private investigators in the 1960's and 1970's. Hay, if you
had one you were somebody! Years ago, I had purchased a used Minox from
Harvey Morse of Locater's International in Orlando Florida. Harvey Morse
is still around and operates
Locaters International, Inc. Both him and I put our Minox cameras
in the closet many years ago.
Watch A Video
Of The Minox Spy Camera With Ralph Thomas Developer Of The Spy And
Private Eye Musuem. Just
Watch Another Video
Of The Minox Spy Camera
Instruction Video From YouTube!
Just Click On Graphics
To The Right
Look At This Ad Copy
"The quintessence of photographic miniaturization. Masterpieces of
optical and mechanical precision, intricately manufactured to the tightest
tolerances. The compact MINOX miniature cameras feature the legendary
film format of 8 x 11 millimetres. Small and handy in size, big in technology
and imaging performance. You can always rely on the smallest of the MINOX
cameras for providing superb family and holiday photos. It is light, robust
and can be used for all purposes. It´s a camera you never leave
at home! "
They Still Sell!
Yes the Minox Spy Camera Still Lives On!
Below Is An Ad For A Good One:
There were many different models of the Minox Spy Camera. On the left
is an old user's guide people would obtain in the 1960's to dream
about owning such a camera. At one time, one would cost you about
a month's pay or more. This booklet was published in the 1950's.
Ralph D. Thomas PI Vintage Collection
THOMAS INVESTIGATIE PUBLICATIONS, INC.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INVESTIGATIVE SPECIALISTS, INC.
SPY EXCHANGE AND SECURITY CENTER
P O Box 82148, Austin, Texas 78708
Showroom: 9513 Burnet Road, Austin, Texas 78758
Phone 512.719.3595 Fax 512.719.3594
EDGE COVERT VIDEO SURVEILLANCE CAMERA AND SUPPLY
2008, Thomas Investigative Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.
Thomas Investigative Publications, Trademark, 1981.
National Association Of Investigative Specialists, Inc, Trademark, 1986.
Spy Exchange, Trademark, 1999