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Vintage PI Gear From The Ralph Thomas Collection

Spy And Private-Eye Still Cameras

1940's Petel Spy Camera

Covert Camera Built Into Cane 1920,1930, 1940's

The Minox Spy Camera

Econo Minox Black Spy Camera With Flash, 1970's, 1980's

Minox Camera/Light Meter From Holmes Detective Bureau, Inc.

Miniature Sub Camera From The 1950s

Steky 16 MM Camera From the 1940's

Private Eye Shirt Pocket Camera 1950's

KGB Photosniper, 1950's, 1960's, 1970's

Spy And Private-Eye Optics

KGB Micro Binoculars

Civil War Brass Spy Magnifying Glass, 1850's

Brass Magnifying Glass 1850's

Brass Binoculars From Around 1870's

Secret Fold-Up Cylinder Binoculars, 1880's 1890s

Brass Field Binoculars 1850's, 1860s

Russian Night Vision Scope Camera Adaptable

Russian Night Vision Scope, 1960's

Secert Advantage Spy Monocular, 1950's, 1960's

KGB 7 X Spy Palm Monocular, 1960's, 1970's

Spy And Private-Eye Audio Recorders

Webster Chicago Wire Tape Recorder From the 1940's

Webster Chicago Silver Wire Tape Recorder From The 1940's

The Mohawk Midget Recorder, 1950's

Vintage Phono Trix Portable Reel Recorder Set with Carrying Case 1950's

ER Recorder A Popular Portable Reel Recorder From The 1950's

Portable Claricon Reel-To-Reel Tape Recorder 1960's

Phono Trix Reel To Reel Portable Tape Recorder 1960's

1960's/1970's Cassette And Micro Cassette Audio Recorders

Spy And Private-Eye Surveillance Movie Cameras

Keystone 16mm Key Wound Movie Camera 1930s

16 MM Keystone Surveillance Movie Camera From The 1950's

Revere Turrent Lens Movie Camera-The First "Zooms" 1950's

1950's Keystone 8 MM Movie Camera

Abraham Zapruder 8MM JFK Assassination Camera, 1963

The 8 MM Push-Button Automatic Movie Camera, 1960's

Vintage Bolex Paillard Zoom Reflex Movie Camera Plus 1970's

Vintage Countermeasures Gear

The 1080D Telephone Analyzer , 1960's 1970's

The ACM Countermeasures Kit 1960's, 1970's

Sentinel 360 Martin Kaiser Countermeasures Kit, 1960's, 1970's

The CMS Countermeasures Kit 1960's, 1970's 1980's

Military/Counter Intelligence Grade Telephone Analyzer
1970, 1980, 1990

ETA 3 High End Telephone Analyzer 1980s, 1990s, 2000s


Audio Surveillance, Spy And Private-Eye Gear

Gulton Accelerometer High End Wall Mic
Likely Used By Federal Intelligence Agents In The 1960's To 1970's

Military Grade Transmitter-Sender/Receiver 1940's/1950's

Other Spy And Private-Eye Gear

Investigative Report Writer- 1930's Royal Portable Typewriter

CIA Covert Handgun Built Into A Tire Gauge 1950's, 1960's

1930's Telephone-A Sign Of Luxury For It's Time

Secret Phone Hidden In A Leather Top Wood Box, 1960's

Phone Booths And Pay Phones 1940's to 1980's

Block Cell Phone 1970's, 1980's

The Cold War

Vintage Cold War Radiation Detector

Fallout Shelter Sign

Checkpoint Charlie sign (in four languages)

The 1946/1952 Great Seal Bug Story

KGB Badge, ID, Patch And Headquarters Photo

Spy Portable Light Photo Table -Czechoslovakian Spy Gear

White House/Kremlin Hotline Phone Vintage 1960's

Authentic White House Telephone, 1970's

Kennedy/Khrushchev Letters During The Cuban Missile Crisis

An Ariel Photograph Of The National Security Agency

An Ariel Photo Of The CIA

A Short History Of The FBI

Facts And Figures About The FBI

History Of The CIA

Virtual Tour of the CIA

History Of The US Secret Service

A Tour Of The West Wing Of The White House By Ralph Thomas

Badge Collections For Investigators

Old Badge Replica Collection, Many From The 1800's

Durand-Jackson Private Detective Agency Badge

Highly Important Private Investigators

JJ Armes , My American Hero By Ralph Thomas

Nickolas R. Beltrante - PI To Important People In The World

Nick Harris And Nick Harrris Detective Academy

Milo A Speriglio

Martin Kaiser, The Countermeasures Guy

Jim Rockford And The Rockford Files

Allen Pinkerton

An Early Ad From The 1800's For
Pinkerton National Detective Agency

Pinkerton's National Detective Agency Ad 1850 to 1963

Pinkerton, Lincoln, Gen. McClernand Photo, 1862

Allen Pinkerton On Horseback, 1862

Allen Pinkerton And His Secret Service Photo, 1862

Allen Pinkerton Meeting With Civil War Intelligence Agents, 1862

Pinkerton Detective Agency Lettehead, 1880's

Pinkerton Telegraph To President Lincoln Dated in 1861

Pinkerton Wanted Poster, 1885

Biography Of Allen Pinkerton-Father Of The American Private-Eye

The Early Pinkertons By Geoff Pinkerton (13 Chapters)

The First Private Eye

Library Of Congress -Holder Of Pinkerton Archives

The Baltimore Plot To Assassinate Abraham Lincoln - Originally published in Harper's New Monthly Magazine; June 1868

Allen Pinkerton And His Secret Role In The Underground Railroad

Allan Pinkerton (1819-1884) Grave, Graceland Cemetary, Chicago, Ill.

Kate Warne
Kate Warne First Female Private-Eye

Clara Barton
Clara Barton USA's First Missing Persons Investigator

Hal Lipset

The Bug In The Matini Olive - From Murray Associates Web Site

Orginial NAIS Announcement Of The Death Of Hal Lipset

Hal Lipset, 78, Famous Sleuth, New York Times, Dec, 1997

Sherock Holmes

Resume Of Sherlock Holmes From Sherlock Holmes Museum

A Virtual Tour Of Sherlock Holmes Home On Baker Street

Sherlock Holmes Baker Street Sign

Eugene Francois Vidocq

• The First Private-Eye Eugene Francois Vidocq (1775 - 1857)

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Coming Soon! How You Can Get Involved With The PI Museum!

Click Here To Open Up A Presentation From Ben Harroll's
PI Museum

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The Detective Museum
The Detective Museum is maintained by A. Dvorsak a licensed private detective in Ljubljana - Slovenia. Mr. Dvorsak is quite an interesting person.

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The Holmes Detective Bureau Of New York City
The Holmes Detective Bureau Of New York City has been in continious operation since 1928 and it in the same office that it was when it was founded. Their flash web site is quite interesting so take a look!

They now use the slogan..
"In New York State there are approximately 2,250 licensed
private investigator firms...only 10 can have " Detective " in
their company name. "

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Click Here To Open The Presentation From The CIA Museum

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Check Out The International Spy Museum In Washington DC
And Plan To Visit It When In The DC Area


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The Sherlock Holmes Museum
221b Baker Street, London, England

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The Texas Ranger's Museum And
Texas Ranger's Hall Of Fame
Waco, Texas

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The New York City Police Museum
New York City, NY

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American Police Hall of Fame & Museum
Titusville, FL

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National Security Agency - National Cryptologic Museum

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Scotland Yard Museum


Our thanks and support goes to:

Ben Harroll's PI Museum
The CIA Museum
The International Spy Museum
The Sherlock Holmes Museum
A. Dvorsak's Detective Museum
Texas Ranger's Museum And Hall Of Fame
New York City Police Museum
American Police Hall of Fame & Museum
Scotland Yard Museum
National Security Agency National Cryptologic Museum
Holmes Detective Bureau, New York City
Kelly Riddle, Kelmar And Associates, San Antonio, Tx.

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