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Ensign Folding Reflex

Model D

1913

Houghtons Ltd

London

England

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Lens:
f5.8, 11" Cooke telephoto, iris diaphragm to f32. Serial no. 86658 (c. 1920).

Shutter:
Focal-plane, speeds 1/10 - 1/1000, B, T.

Construction:
Leather covered body.

Format:
3 " x 4 " plates held in double dark-slides.

Focusing:
Helical to 7 yards.

Attributes:
Reflex viewing through taking lens. Full-size ground glass screen.
Mirror has to be set separately to the shutter.

Movements:
Cross front.

Serial Number:
5130 .

With:
2 double dark-slides. Focusing screen back. Lens hood. Lens cap. Neck strap. Case.

The Model D was sold into the 1920s. Two sizes were produced quarter-plate and later 2 " x 3 ". The lens on this example is a telephoto by T.T.H., the flange is also marked T.T.H. Several standard lens of 5 " focal length were offered including a Tessar.

The shutter patent, 15548/08, was also used by Thornton-Pickard.

References & Notes:
BP 15548/1908 (F. P. Whitehead, W. F. Giles). BP 28448/1908 (J. Frennet). BP 27461/1910 (G.F. Prout, H. Holmes, Houghtons Ltd). BP 6121/1913 (G.F. Prout, Houghtons Ltd). BJA 1914, p. 728. BJA 1915, p. 218c. BJA 1917, p. 162. BJA 1920, p. 164. Ensign Handbook, p. 48.


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