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Minox Cube Flasher
Flash light extension

The Cube Flasher Attachment is an adapter for connecting standard flashlight cubes to a sub­miniature camera like the Minox B, developed in the 1960s, by Minox GmbH in Germany. It is attached to one of the short sides of the camera and accepts disposable four-fold flashlights.

The adapter can be very useful when taking pictures under low-light conditions, for example when covertly photographing documents in an office. Instead of using bureau lamps as an improvised method of creating additional light, the use of a flashlight made the whole process a lot faster, reducing the chance of discovery.

In addition it significantly improves the quality of the photograph, as it reduces noise (grain). The image on the right shows a typical Cube Flasher, attached to a Minox B camera, with a bracket partially covering one short end of the camera.
  
The flasher mounted to a Minox B camera

Please note that there are some variations in Minox flashers. The one shown in the image was designed especially for the Minox B and has a rather large hole in the front of the camera bracket, to ensure that the Selenium-based light meter is not obstructed.

Later variants had a smaller camera bracket, allowing it to be used on all metal Minox subminiature cameras. This variant is also shown below. The flasher has its own power source consisting of 2 large button type battery cells.   

Leather storage case Unpacking the flasher The flasher mounted to a Minox B camera Opening and closing of the flasher is possible by rotating this knob
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The flasher mounted to a Minox B camera
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Opening and closing of the flasher is possible by rotating this knob
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Unlocking the flasher
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References
  1. Minox GmbH, Minox C4 Blitzgerät für alle MINOX-Cameres
    Instructionleaflet (German)
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