Camera [Purma Special]

Purma Cameras Limited, Manufacturer;  R. F. Hunter Limited, Retailer; 

1937-1951
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Maker and Role
Purma Cameras Limited, Manufacturer
R. F. Hunter Limited, Retailer
Production Date
1937-1951
Description
The Purma camera has a bakelite case. It has a very unusual shutter design. It offers 3 shutter speeds but has no shutter speed selector. The speeds are simply: SLOW, MEDIUM and FAST. Medium speed is obtained by holding the camera horizontally; fast speed by holding it vertically with the winding knob on top, and slow speed is obtained by holding it vertically with the winding knob on the bottom. When the lens cap is in place, it presses the lens mount into the body of the camera and the shutter release is locked. This prevents the photographer from taking a shot when the lens cap is on.
Media/Materials
Processed Material/Synthetic/Plastic/Bakelite
Signature/Marks and Type
PURMA SPECIAL Logo
PURMA SPECIAL Logo
Accession No
1978.95.1
Credit Line
Purma Cameras Limited et al. 1937-1951. Camera [Purma Special], 1978.95.1. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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