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Musée des Arts et Métiers de Paris

Musée des Arts et Métiers

Kodak Instamatic 333X and old case of photographic chemicals


Paris has many museums. Everyone knows about the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay. Some are less known but well worth the visit. Case in point, the Musée des Arts et Métiers*.
I always wanted to go but I’ve postpone it until a few weeks ago. I love it! I’m going back, for sure.
The museum is huge and it has all kinds of instruments and techniques represented. Walking around you can see old computers, space instruments, how the Statue of Liberty was made, railway paraphernalia and lots more. I was delighted to see the old photography section. They have dozens of cameras, some of them very inventive others very weird like the classic neck tie with the camera pin and the camera shotgun.

Musée des Arts et Métiers

Neck tie with camera pin, several old cameras and the camera shotgun


If you are in Paris and enjoy old technology, lose yourself in this wonderful world for an afternoon and you will be happy as a clam.

Musée des Arts et Métiers

Wrist watch camera and other mini cameras


Musée des Arts et Métiers

Pocket watch camera and mini box cameras.


Musée des Arts et Métiers

Chemicals to make photographs

*Museum of Arts and Crafts
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