Folding Ensign - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Folding Ensign

2 B

Houghtons Ltd

London

England

Image of Folding Ensign 2 B

Lens:
f11, meniscus, iris diaphragm to f32.

Shutter:
Synchro I, B, T.

Construction:
Wood body covered in leatherette, black leather bellows.

Format:
2 " x 3 " exposures on roll-film.

Focusing:
Bellows scale to 5 feet, the front standard clips into set positions marked on the focusing scale.

Attributes:
Brilliant view-finder, swivels for portrait or landscape.
Film advance indicated by red window. Not coupled to shutter.

This was the simplest of the Ensign range of folding hand cameras, the shutter on this example dates the camera to around the 1926, after the full merger between Houghton and Butcher the camera was dropped from the catalogue.

References & Notes:
Ensign Handbook c. 1914, p. 39. Ensign Handbook 1921, p. 48. Ensign Cat. 1926, p. 34.

Solax

Houghtons Ltd

London

England

Lens:
f11, meniscus, iris diaphragm to f32.

Shutter:
Synchro I, B, T.

Construction:
Wood body covered in leatherette, black leather bellows.

Format:
2 " x 3 " exposures on roll-film.

Focusing:
Bellows scale to 5 feet, the front standard clips into set positions marked on the focusing scale.

Attributes:
Brilliant view-finder, swivels for portrait or landscape.
Film advance indicated by red window. Not coupled to shutter.

This camera was probably made by Houghton-Butcher Mfg. for sale under a retailer's own name. Apart from the position of the finder it the same as the previous entry.


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