Purma Special camera

The Purma Special camera was designed by Raymond Loewy for Purma Cameras Ltd in the 1930s. This camera has three shutter speeds which are achieved by turning the camera, making use of gravity, and it takes size127 film, which is a roll of sixteen one and a quarter inch photographs. It was the first camera for the popular market to contain an acrylic lens making it less expensive than glass lensed cameras. This example is complete with a leather case.
Category


Manufacturer
Country
UK
Date
1937 - 1951
Dimensions
height 100 mm, width 170 mm, depth 70 mm
Materials
plastic , acrylic (lens), PMMA , polymethyl methacrylate , bakelite - generic term (body), PF , phenol formaldehyde , leather (case)
Colour
Object Number
AIBDC : 003086
Inscription
"Purma Special" (front)
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