Camera [Pocket Ensign]

The Houghton-Butcher Manufacturing Company Limited, Manufacturer


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Maker and Role
The Houghton-Butcher Manufacturing Company Limited, Manufacturer
Description
Camera - large folding roll film, marked HL above aperture. Air-operated shutter. (Possibly Houghtons of London).
Large rectangular metal case covered with black leatherette. Leather handle on top with diamond shape pattern stamped into top. Front flap opens to fold out camera. Pinch mechanism to fold out lens. Lens marked" "RECTIMAT" SYMMERTRICAL LENS". Flash unit mounted to lens frame at top right. Scale mounted to right side of base of camera.

Camera - Ensign Postcard: Rectimat symmetrical lens, rise and cross front shutter 1/25 - 1/100. Also plate back.
Media/Materials
Processed Material/Metal
Processed Material/Leather
Processed Material/Glass
Signature/Marks and Type
"RECTIMAT" SYMMERTRICAL LENS Engraved
HL Maker's Mark
Accession No
1965.504
Credit Line
The Houghton-Butcher Manufacturing Company Limited. Camera [Pocket Ensign], 1965.504. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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