This is so freaking cool: via io9, real-life Victorian espionage gadgets.

Camera Watch

This is an actual camera hidden inside a freaking watch from 1886!

Man, Griffin from Widdershins totally needs one of those camera watches. Check out the whole article for more coolness, including a gun hidden in a ring. Steampunk James Bond is sounding more like a historical possibility all the time.


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      • Genius, wasn’t it? I didn’t even think about plates! One shot was all they got, I bet. Then close it up and get out without breaking the exposure. Eek.

        • I suspect some of these things weren’t entirely practical when it came to actual usage in the field…although I’d say the same thing about some of the later gadgets which were actually used, so what do I know?!


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