Dating back as far as 150 years, these are history’s most unusual photographic devices – with some even designed for concealed use by detectives. One of those pictured is the stumps camera from 1993 (left), which followed the development five years earlier of the charge-coupled device sensor chip, to replace fragile camera tubes. This technology meant cameras could become smaller or remain the same size with better quality – and the stumps had two tiny cameras built in. Also pictured are the Ticka Watch Camera (top right) from 1906, which carried rollfilm that was contained in a special cardboard drop-in cartridge, and the Sands and Hunter Gun Camera (bottom right) dating back to 1885, which was held like a rifle and aimed through a conventional gun sight.
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