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Scrotum concealment

1960s-1970s, CIA

This prototype (never used in the field) was specifically designed to be used by downed male pilots to conceal a small escape radio: male security guards, it was thought, would not thoroughly search the genital area. 

Uncover the secret history of the scrotum concealment in the latest episode of Atlas Obscura's Object of Intrigue. View here.

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Additional Objects

Microdot Camera


Lock Pick Kit


Lighter Camera

Late 1970s