Art/ Collection/ Art Object

"Purma Special"

Designer:
Attributed to Raymond Loewy (American (born France) Paris 1893–1986 Monte Carlo)
Manufacturer:
Purma Camera, Ltd., England
Date:
1937
Medium:
Plastic, acrylic lens, metal focal plane shutter
Dimensions:
H. 2-7/8, L. 6, D. 2-1/8 in. (7.3 x 15.2 x 5.4 cm)
Classification:
Machines & Appliances
Credit Line:
John C. Waddell Collection, Gift of John C. Waddell, 2000
Accession Number:
2000.600.13
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 912
John C. Waddell, New York (by 1999–2000; his gift to MMA)

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "American Modern, 1925–1940: Design for a New Age," May 16, 2000–January 7, extended to February 4, 2001, unnumbered cat. (p. 165).

Newport Beach, Calif. Orange County Museum of Art. "American Modern, 1925–1940: Design for a New Age," May 25–August 19, 2001, unnumbered cat.

Flint, Mich. Flint Institute of Arts. "American Modern, 1925–1940: Design for a New Age," September 14–December 16, 2001, unnumbered cat.

Philadelphia. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. "American Modern, 1925–1940: Design for a New Age," January 11–April 7, 2002, unnumbered cat.

Charlotte, N. C. Mint Museum of Craft and Design. "American Modern, 1925–1940: Design for a New Age," May 3–July 28, 2002, unnumbered cat.

Tulsa, Okla. Philbrook Museum of Art. "American Modern, 1925–1940: Design for a New Age," August 23–November 17, 2002, unnumbered cat.

Patrick Farrell in Raymond Loewy: Pioneer of American Industrial Design. Ed. Angela Schönberger. Exh. cat., International Design Center, Berlin. Munich, 1990, ill. p. 165.

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