Museum of Design in Plastics

1930sPurma Special Camera

Designed by Raymond Loewy, this Purma Special Camera made from phenol formaldehyde was more accessible than its more expensive counterparts, and was the first camera for the popular market to contain an acrylic lens. It also had a wacky shutter design with three speeds which were achieved by turning the camera, making use of gravity. Say cheese.

« Back View on MoDiP »