Camera - Ensign

Houghtons Limited, Manufacturer;  Harringtons Limited, Distributor; 


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Maker and Role
Houghtons Limited, Manufacturer
Harringtons Limited, Distributor
Description
Wooden rectangular box covered in leather with carry handle on top and viewing window on side winder and controls. Two metal clasps hold the side compartmrnt which can be pulled out and contains film reels, door and hole for lens. On front are viewing holes and shutter hole. On the back is a red viewing circle.
Media/Materials
Organic/Vegetal/Wood
Processed Material/Metal
Processed Material/Glass
Signature/Marks and Type
Made by Houghtons Ltd London / Ensign / British Made / Harrington's Ltd / Sydney Adelaide / Melbourne Brisbane Maker's Mark
The 3¼ Box Form / "Ensign" / Mde by Houghtons Ltd. London / The black paper goes under this flap. Lift the flap / up, draw the black paper over the brass rollers / and shut the flap down. If the paper is drawn / outside the flap you will get no pictures. / Use the British made "Ensign" Roll Films / THey are the fastest and the Best / The 3¼ spool fits this camera. Label
Accession No
F2007.2004
Credit Line
Houghtons Limited et al. Camera - Ensign, F2007.2004. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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