Camera Built from Thread Spool (Jun, 1940)

New Use for Old Spool – as a Miniature Camera
A MINIATURE camera built into a thread spool is a recent accomplishment of John Becker, of Chicago, Ill., who has been saving spools for a period of forty years and finding a number of odd uses for them. Becker is shown snapping a picture with his odd spool camera.

  1. MAKE: Blog says: July 16, 200611:35 am

    Camera built from thread spool…

    Here another one for this retro Sunday, it looks like a tiny pinhole camera inside a spool of thread (Popular Science 1940) – Link. We have tons of how-to guides on making pinhole cameras, so you could likely (re)make……

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  3. xztheericzx says: November 11, 20078:52 am

    i’m eric. joining a couple boards and looking
    forward to participating. hehe unless i get
    too distracted!


  4. aABeckerkoo says: December 22, 20071:09 pm


    Just stopping in to say hi to y’all as a new member.


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