Vintage Camera Collection - Scott Andrew Bird
Purma Special
The Purma Special was introduced in 1937 and manufactured until 1951. This was a particularly unusual-looking bakelite camera, featuring a unique shutter and lens mechanism. The lens was spring loaded, being pushed back into the camera when the lens cap was replaced; preventing the photographer from making an exposure whilst the cap was on.
The Purma Special takes 16 1.25 inch square photos on a 127mm film. Two red windows on the rear of the camera are used to align the frame when advancing the film.

Purma Special The Purma Special was introduced in 1937 and manufactured until 1951. This was a particularly unusual-looking bakelite camera, featuring a unique shutter and lens mechanism. The lens was spring loaded, being pushed back into the camera when the lens cap was replaced; preventing the photographer from making an exposure whilst the cap was on. The Purma Special takes 16 1.25 inch square photos on a 127mm film. Two red windows on the rear of the camera are used to align the frame when advancing the film.

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