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What is this?

Rectangular off-white plastic camera with black lanyard; front has another box in black and text: “POLAROID / LAND CAMERA” and “SWINGER”. Lens resting on top of camera.

This is a camera from United States. It is dated 1971 and we acquired it in 1999. Museum purchase through gift of Neil Sellin. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

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", 1971 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=30 October 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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