Purma Special Camera, 1937
This is a camera. It was designed by Raymond Loewy and manufactured by Thomas De La Rue and Beck and made for Purma Cameras Ltd.. It is dated 1937 and we acquired it in 1986. Its medium is bakelite, acrylic (lens), metal. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 7 x 15.2 x 6.8 cm (2 3/4 x 6 x 2 11/16 in.)
It has the following markings
On face, upper left: "Made in England"; on lens: "BECK ANASTIGMATI. F-6 3 2 1/4"
Cite this object as
Purma Special Camera, 1937; Designed by Raymond Loewy (American, b. France, 1893–1986); England; bakelite, acrylic (lens), metal; H x W x D: 7 x 15.2 x 6.8 cm (2 3/4 x 6 x 2 11/16 in.); Gift of Barry Friedman and Patricia Pastor; 1986-99-24