Ensign Cadet - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Ensign Cadet

1924

Brown model

Houghtons Ltd

London

England

Image of Ensign Cadet

Lens:
Meniscus lens behind shutter.

Shutter:
Sector T & I.

Construction:
Wood covered in leatherette, brown finish with black grain. Metal handle.

Format:
8, 1 ⅝" x 3 " exposures on 1J (127) roll-film.

Focusing:
None.

Attributes:
Frame finder. Film advance indicated by red window.

With:
Instruction book.

Ensign Cadet

Black model

Houghton-Butcher Manufacturing Co.

London

England

Image of Ensign Cadet

Lens:
Meniscus lens behind shutter.

Shutter:
Sector T & I.

Construction:
Wood covered in black leatherette. Leather handle.

Format:
8, 1 ⅝" x 3 " exposures roll-film.

Focusing:
None.

Attributes:
Frame finder. Film advance indicated by red window.

Identification:
Houghton-Butcher Mfg. name stamped into leatherette.

This was a simple introductory box camera, the brown finish is the earlier and is shown in the Houghton advertisement in the 1925 British Journal Almanac. By 1931 the finish was black with a leather rather than metal handle. The camera was not listed in the 1932 Ensign Catalogue.

A reflecting finder was available as an accessory as was a case and a portrait lens. The price was 6/6.

References & Notes:
BJA 1925. Ensign and Carbine Photographic Cat. 1926, p. 13. Ensign Cat. 1931, p. 20.

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