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1965

  • Work on this object began.

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Swinger Model 20 Camera, 1965

This is a camera. It was designed by James M. Conner and Henry Dreyfuss and manufactured by Polaroid Corporation. It is dated 1965 and we acquired it in 1999. Its medium is molded plastic, metal. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled The Swinger.

This object was purchased from Carole Krohn and donated by Neil Sellin. It is credited Museum purchase through gift of Neil Sellin.

Our curators have highlighted 3 objects that are related to this one.

  • PillCam SB 3, 2001
  • led light source, lens, battery, antenna, transmitter, imager.
  • Courtesy of Given Imaging, a Covidien Company.
  • s-e-1594
  • SX-70 Camera And Case, 1972
  • polysulfone plastic with a layer of copper-nickel-chromium alloy, applied....
  • Museum purchase through gift of Neil Sellin.
  • 1999-2-2-a,b

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.)

Cite this object as

Swinger Model 20 Camera, 1965; Designed by Henry Dreyfuss and James M. Conner; USA; molded plastic, metal; H x W x D: 12.4 x 15 x 13cm (4 7/8 x 5 7/8 x 5 1/8in.); Museum purchase through gift of Neil Sellin; 1999-2-4

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