Purma Special camera

Front view of a camera showing the lens covered. Front view of a camera showing the lens exposed. Side view of a camera showing the winder. Rear view of a camera showing the film windows. Top view of a camera showing the winder. Underside view of a camera showing the smooth base. Front view of a camera showing the leather case. Rear view of a camera showing the leather case. Front view of a camera showing the leather case.
Front view of a camera showing the lens covered. Front view of a camera showing the lens exposed. Side view of a camera showing the winder. Rear view of a camera showing the film windows. Top view of a camera showing the winder. Underside view of a camera showing the smooth base. Front view of a camera showing the leather case. Rear view of a camera showing the leather case. Front view of a camera showing the leather case.
Details
Object number
AIBDC : 003086
Country
Date
1937 - 1951

Description

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.
Designers & Manufacturers
Designer (Person)
Manufacturer
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Inscriptions

"Purma Special" (front)
Dimensions
Width
170mm
Height
100mm
Depth
70mm
Colour