This Revolver Camera Looks Like Something Out of a Spy Movie
The origins of the revolver camera are somewhat obscure. But records indicate that the device was created and photographed in 1938 in New York. The only known surviving images of the gun-camera now reside in the Nationaal Archief of the Netherlands. However, details surrounding the invention remain unclear. The revolver camera itself is a tiny camera that is affixed to the underside of the barrel and front of the trigger guard of a Colt .38 special revolver. When the trigger is pulled, the camera snaps a photo simultaneously with the gun firing. These black-and-white still images capture moments just prior to or following impact, leaving much to the imagination compared to today’s streaming video. There is no evidence that this gun was actually used. It’s just one of the many vintage inventions archived in Internet photo galleries.