1949 Lucky Strike Spy Camera

Lucky Strike Spy Camera

Between 1949 and 1950 the Mast Development Company worked on a pair of spy cameras for the US Military, both of the prototypes were identical and they used an actual paper Lucky Strike packet as their cover. The camera itself used a 5-element f/2.7 17.5mm Sonnar-type lens. A focal plane shutter was mounted in front…

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Jerry Can Hip Flask

Jerry Can Hip Flask

The Jerry Can Hip Flask is such a simple and obvious idea that I’m a little annoyed at myself for not having come up with it years ago. Each of these flasks is based on the design of the original German Jerry Can that pre-dates WWII, but it’s been sized down to hold 6 ounces…

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Piston Table

Piston Table 1

The idea of using engines as the basis for furniture has probably existed since the first engine threw a rod and made itself an expensive and rather heavy paperweight. This coffee table by Fuzion LLC is an excellent example of what can be achieved with engine parts that are no longer required, a hefty dose of skill…

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Doryu 2-16 Gun Camera

Doryu 2-16 Gun Camera

The Doryu Camera Company developed two generations of pistol cameras for police and surveillance tasks – although exactly why the police would need a camera that looks like a semi-automatic handgun is lost on me. This is the 16mm version of the model, called the Doryu 2-16. It has an f/5.6 30mm lens and comes…

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NASA Gemini 6 Space-Flown Switchblade

Gemini 6 Space Flown Survival Knife

Until very recently I wasn’t aware that NASA’s Gemini astronauts were issued with switchblades for emergency use, it’s likely that the knives were intended to be used in the result of a crash landing in a forest or jungle rather than the ocean as planned. Soviet cosmonauts from the same era were issued with machetes for…

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The PRVKE Photographer’s Pack

The PRVKE

The PRVKE Pack is a newly developed rucksack by the team over at WANDRD, it’s been created to suit a broad range of uses but it’s likely to be most interesting to professional photographers who need a way to carry their gear in a moderately sized and easy to carry bag. Each PRVKE Pack has…

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CRKT Guppie Multi-Tool

CRKT Guppie Multi Tool

The Guppie Multi-Tool from CRKT is an ideal addition to any motorcyclist’s road kit, it’s one of the few multi-tools to incorporate a fully functioning adjustable wrench – meaning you won’t be stuck by the side of the road trying to finger-tighten nuts. Along with its adjustable wrench the Guppie also has a high-carbon stainless…

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Prospector BoomCase

Prospector BoomCase

BoomCase have been building custom boomboxes since 2009, the company specialises in taking old suitcases and converting them into portable stereos with their own lithium ion battery systems, bluetooth and headphone jack connectivity, and a built-in amplifier. The Prospector BoomCase you see here has been built using a former carpenter’s box, it has 2 full…

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SCoT Supercharger

SCoT Supercharger

SCoT Superchargers were a favourite of the salt lake racers of the ’50s and ’60s, they could be easily fitted to a flathead V8 for a significant boost in power. SCoT stands for Superchargers of Turin, the kits provided by the company saw widespread use in motorsport applications in North America, Europe and further afield…

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Survival Grenade

Survival Grenade

The Survival Grenade by The Friendly Swede is designed to be a compact survival kit that’ll help you light a fire, catch food, signal for help and set up a shelter. Each kit contains a needle, wire, aluminium foil, tinder, a fire starter, fishing lines, fishing hooks, weights, and swivels – and it’s all wrapped…

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Dr Frankenstein BoomCase

Dr Frankenstein BoomCase

The Dr Frankenstein BoomCase is a one-off design by the talented team at BoomCase, it has twin rare BIC SoundSpan TPR-200 Omni-directional speakers and two passive radiators, as well as a 200 Watt amplifier, a built-in lithium ion battery with 18+ hours of battery life and the ability to connect to mobile devices via a cable…

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Porter Key Knife EDC

Porter Key Knife

The Porter Key Knife EDC may look like a blank key, but it actually hides a small blade and a bottle opener. It’s designed to fit on any standard keyring, with all your regular keys, until you need it – it also ships with it’s own woven steel-wire keyring. The team at Everyman created it…

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