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What is this?

Rectangular off-white plastic body with black lanyard strap on right, black eyepiece with viewer on top; front with projecting lens within black rectangular frame having red and white shutter button on tope and textured metalic front with text at bottom: “POLAROID / LAND CAMERA” and “SWINGER / Model 20”.

This is a camera from United States. It is dated 1965 and we acquired it in 1999. Museum purchase through gift of Neil Sellin.

Its medium is

molded plastic, metal

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 12.4 x 15 x 13cm (4 7/8 x 5 7/8 x 5 1/8in.)

This object was designed by James M. Conner and Henry Dreyfuss and manufactured by Polaroid Corporation

This object was donated by Neil Sellin and purchased from Carole Krohn

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18667969/ |title=Camera, "Swinger Model 20", 1965 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=22 December 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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