Thursday, October 11, 2012

Miniature Pigeon Camera Photographs World from Above in 1908

In 1908 Dr Julius Neubronner patented a miniature pigeon camera activated by a timing mechanism. The invention brought him international notability after he presented it at international expositions in Dresden, Frankfurt and Paris in 1909–1911. Spectators in Dresden could watch the arrival of the camera-equipped carrier pigeons, and the photos were immediately developed and turned into postcards which could be purchased.

Julius Neubronner with pigeon and camera, 1914

Dr.Julius Neubronner patented a miniature pigeon camera activated by a timing mechanism, 1903

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1 comment:

  1. According to a report by patents australia, he still holds the patent for a pidgeon camera up to this day.

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