This was the iPhone of the ’30s. Popular among spies, this amazing device was in development for years by my new hero, Noel Pemberton Billing — aviator, inventor, and British Lord. It’s made out of about a billion interlocking bits of aluminum and has a fully functional camera and great number of specialized tools and blades that fold out. They originally sold for 30 pounds sterling, which doesn’t sound like a lot but certainly was back then, and now go for around $2000.
Seriously, this is one of the coolest gadgets I’ve ever seen in my life.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Posted by Esper. at 3:23 PM