May Fair - Antique and Vintage Cameras

May Fair

c. 1930

Houghton-Butcher Manufacturing Co.

London

England

Image of May Fair

Lens:
Meniscus. Two apertures on sliding plate.

Shutter:
T& I.

Construction:
Metal.

Format:
8, 2 " x 3 " exposures on 120 roll-film.

Focusing:
None.

Attributes:
Two reflecting view-finders, frame finder. Film advance indicated by red window.

May Fair cameras were premium items available in exchange for coupons issued by the Ardath Tobacco Company.

The camera has a small compartment to hold a close-up lens and was available with or without the lens which could be obtained separately. Impressed into the leatherette is the manufacturer's name, Houghton-Butcher Manufacturing Co., London.

References & Notes:
Photographica World No. 146, this very extensive article by David Purcell explains the May Fair range of cameras.

The Kodak

No. 3 Kodak

No 4 Kodak Junior

No. 2 Bulls-eye Kodak

Pocket Kodak

Quick Focus Kodak

The Brownie

No.1 Brownie

No.2 Brownie

No.2A Brownie

No.0 Brownie

No.2 Cartridge Hawkeye

Portrait Hawkeye No.2

Six-20 Brownie

Popular Brownie

Hawkeye Major

Six-16 Brownie

Beau Brownie

Baby Box

Box Tengor

Erabox

Agfa

Ensign Box-Form

Ensign Cadet

APeM

Puck

Imperial Portrait Camera

No. 2 Camera

Modern No. 2 Camera

Supreme De Luxe

Warwick

Varsity Camera

Coronet

Box Carbine

J-B Ensign

E29

All-Distance Ensign

Ensign All-Distance 20

May Fair

Baby Brownie

Baby Hawkeye

Brownie 127

Brownie 127

Brownie Cresta

Brownie 44A

Brownie Reflex

Duaflex

Instamatic

ISO Rapid

Pocket Instamatic

Kodak Disc

Ful-Vue

Coronet Popular Twelve

No. 2 Film-Pack Hawk-Eye

Little Nipper

B-P Criterion

Baby Camera

Wonder Camera