Ensign Pocket Twenty - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Ensign Pocket "Twenty"

1932

Ensign Ltd

London

England

Image of Ensign Pocket "Twenty"

Lens:
Meniscus, two stops.

Shutter:
I, T, B settings.

Construction:
Metal body finished in 'ripple enamel'.

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

Focusing:
Bellows. Single extension. Front standard clicks into one of two cut-outs.

Attributes:
Brilliant view-finder.
Film advance indicated by red window. Not coupled to shutter.

With:
Instructions, guarantee, 'Useful Helps to Better Photography' - pamphlet. Inspection and tested tag. Case. Box.

When introduced the camera was priced at 25/6 this was raised to 27/6 after a couple of years. The distinctive case with white 'stitching' around the edges was introduced around 1934, a ladies pouch was also available in the same style. In 1936 a model No. 2 was introduced with an f8.5 Ensar lens in a three speed Trichro shutter priced at 37/6. The camera name was generally written as Twenty but later advertisements use 20. The name plaque lists a provisional patent of 5263/1931.

References & Notes:
Ensign Cat. 1932, p.7. Ensign Cat. 1934, p.15. Ensign Cat. 1936, p.22.


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