Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2011/01/07

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Subject: [Leica] Cigaret lighter camera
From: at (Douglas Sharp)
Date: Fri, 07 Jan 2011 22:00:39 +0100
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Ilya Kuryakin and Napoleon Solo - great stuff!

They've just started re-running the surviving episodes 
of the first series of the Avengers on German TV (one 
of the culture channels, no less) the episodes with Dr 
David Keel (Ian Hendry) and the first appearances of 
Honor Blackman as Cathy Gale - all in glorious black 
and white.

The same channel recently also showed the still rather 
weird "The Prisoner". And I still don't understand the 


On 07.01.2011 21:45, Jeffery Smith wrote:
> Now, that's better. There's a certain degree of cold war coolness to it. 
> Do you remember "The Man from U.N.C.L.E."?
> Jeffery
> On Jan 7, 2011, at 2:36 PM, Lawrence Zeitlin wrote:
>> Jeffery asked about the cigarette subminiature camera.
>> - - - - -
>> The camera is an Echo 8, produced by Suzuki on and off after 1951. It 
>> looks
>> like a Zippo lighter of that era and actually works as a lighter. It had a
>> fixed focus lens and took a mini roll of 8 mm film. Allegedly it was
>> intended to be a spy camera or at least a topic of curiosity. There is one
>> on display in the CIA museum although there is no evidence that it was
>> actually used in spying. I recall the price being in the neighborhood of 
>> $50
>> or $60 rather than the $2000 currently being asked.
>> Here is a listing of the camera:
>> Larry Z
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