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2003/29/1 Camera & accessories, Polavision Land camera with film & viewer / developer, metal / plastic / electronic components / paper, designed by the Polaroid Corporation, USA, manufactured by Eumig for Polaroid Corp, Austria, 1978. Click to enlarge.

Camera & accessories, Polavision Land camera with film & viewer / developer, metal / plastic / electronic components / paper, designed by the Polaroid Corporation, USA, manufactured by Eumig for Polaroid Corp, Austria, 1978

Made by Polaroid Corporation in Austria, 1978.

In the late 1970s the Polaroid Corporation designed and developed the Polavision. In essence the Polavision camera and (necessary accessories) facilitated the exposure and then immediate review of (silent) film using the dedicated Polaroid developer/viewer.

This product was competing with established products for the home movie or amateur filmmaker which included various manufacturers models of super 8 film cameras that had been available since 1965 (and were beginning to experience declining s...

Summary

Object No.

2003/29/1

Object Statement

Camera & accessories, Polavision Land camera with film & viewer / developer, metal / plastic / electronic components / paper, designed by the Polaroid Corporation, USA, manufactured by Eumig for Polaroid Corp, Austria, 1978

Physical Description

Camera & accessories, Polavision Land camera with film & viewer / developer, metal / plastic / electronic components / paper, designed by the Polaroid Corporation, USA, manufactured by Eumig for Polaroid Corp, Austria, 1978

Camera and packaging: the Polavision movie camera is in its original packaging (paper board box with polystyrene moulds) with a short screw in strap. The camera uses super 8 film in a dedicated cart designed and developed by Polaroid for use with this system. The camera is made of black and silver plastic, a glass lens and eyepiece, zoom control and a trigger type control button.

Developer/viewer and power cord: the developer/viewer is manufactured from a heavy plastic. The plastic has a brown/hide coloured fabric covering. The film carts exposed in the Polavision camera were placed in a slot in the top and developed in a process by that component prior to being played back by that component. There is a fresnel screen at one end of the viewer. There is a cart of the film in the viewer. There is a power cable which fits into a plug behind a door at the rear of this component. The rear door opens to reveal electrical components. There is a black plastic power cord the plugs into the back of the viewer and to a power outlet.

Marks

Camera: 'POLAVISION/LAND CAMERA'.

Packaging: 'POLAROID/POLAVISION/LAND CAMERA/#3600'. 'A product of Polaroid Corporation, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 USA...'.

Developer/viewer: on rear door 'MADE IN AUSTRIA'. Maker's plate 'POLAROID POLAVISION LAND PLAYER/Volt 100-240~50Hz Watt 290 Pr Lamp max 100W 12V/POLAROID CORP CAMBRIDGE MASS., USA SERIAL NO. I5F8176949/MADE IN AUSTRIA'.

Production

Notes

The Polavision camera and Polavision player are both manufactured by Eumig in Austria for the Polaroid Corporation.

History

Notes

The use of this particular camera is unknown.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of John Hinde, 2003

Acquisition Date

6 February 2003

Cite this Object

Harvard

Camera & accessories, Polavision Land camera with film & viewer / developer, metal / plastic / electronic components / paper, designed by the Polaroid Corporation, USA, manufactured by Eumig for Polaroid Corp, Austria, 1978 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 16 June 2019, <https://ma.as/12029>

Wikipedia

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