Buttonhole Camera, Model F-21



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Buttonhole Camera, Model F-21

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Buttonhole Camera, Model F-21
circa 1970
Issued by KGB

Content Description: 

Codename: Ajax refers to the hidden camera concealed in this ordinary looking coat. The lens, tucked behind the right middle button, is perfectly positioned for photographing unsuspecting people.

To take a picture, the wearer of the coat squeezes a shutter release cable hidden in the coat pocket causing the lens, disguised as a button, to open and close. The F-21 was one of several buttonhole cameras widely used in the Soviet Union, Europe, and North America.