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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.

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"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! "

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The Minox Guide
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.

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