100 best gadgets ever: The Engineering Age

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Minox Riga (1938)

Minox Riga (1938)

For all Q’s endless supply of gadgetry, nothing says ‘I’m a spy’ like packing a Minox Riga in the inside pocket of your tux. Using miniaturised 8x11mm film, the tiny camera was ideal for snapping secret papers in an evil lair. And not just in fiction: at the outbreak of war, British intelligence services bought all the available stock they could get their hands on.

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