Launched in 1937 by the Purma Camera Co in London these Purma Special 127 film cameras were almost completely made of bakelite and worked with an unusual gravity controlled shutter . The curved focal-plane shutter has three speeds, controlled by a weight, which varies the slit-width. The shutter is cocked using a pear-shaped lever on the top edge, above the lens; the slit width/shutter speed depends on which way up the camera is held. Horizontal gives medium speed, vertical with winding knob down gives slow, and vertical, knob up, fast. The lens comes out of the body when the screw on lens cap is taken off .
The camera is in a good condition with just some very minor marks and slight wear .The view finder and lens is very clear, the shutter works and the camera back opens and closes with no trouble and the spool is still inside.It comes with its original leather case and handle strap .
This camera is in a working condition but has not been recently tested with film . Either enjoy this camera as a collectable item for display or as a prop as they look wonderful on a bookshelf or on a desk or for the film and camera enthusiast you can try using 35 mm film with some modifications .
The camera measures 15 cms by 7 cms by 7 cms with lens extended and has a nice curved design making it a very collectable camera in as well as being in a lovely condition. A lovely collectable item.
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