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Purma Cameras Ltd., Purma Special


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Title Purma Special
Collection Museum of Design in Plastics: Arts University College at Bournemouth
Designer Loewy, Raymond
Manufacturer Thomas De La Rue
Manufactured For Purma Cameras Ltd.
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.
Accession Number AIBDC : 003086
Dimensions height 100mm, width 170mm, depth 70mm
Materials leather, plastic, acrylic, PMMA, polymethyl methacrylate, phenol formaldehyde PF bakelite - generic term
Notes Everyday objects, such as those in this collection, are sometimes difficult to research. If you have any information about this object please contact the museum on modip@aub.ac.uk.
Rights MoDiP has done its utmost to obtain clearance from all IPR holders before adding images to this catalogue, if you believe that any image has been used without permission please contact us on modip@aub.ac.uk.
Method compression moulded
Object Type film camera
 

 

 

 

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