This extremely bulky gadget was in fact a safe cracking machine and a portable photocopier. Whilst Bond is waiting for the machine to crack the code of Gumbold’s safe he decides to read a Playboy magazine nearby. When the code is broken Bond photocopies the documents inside and the centre pages of Playboy and leaves Gumbold’s office only a couple of seconds before he returns from lunch.
This was Ernst Stavro Blofelds method of mass destruction. Virus ‘Omega’ was something Blofeld had constructed that would cause infertility in plants, animals and humans. Under the disguise of an allergy clinic, Blofeld cures women from the around the world. However at the same time Blofeld is also subconsciously training them to be his tools for spreading the virus. Each girl was given a case containing a number of objects disguised as make-up accessories. The atomizer in the case contained the virus, where as the compact mirror was a radio receiver. Blofelds ‘angels of death’ would, at midnight switch on the receiver to listen for Blofelds voice to receive instructions.
Bond at the end of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service uses this miniature camera pocket-sized camera. He takes pictures of Blofelds angels on a world map showing their locations.