23. Folding Camera for Plates or Rollfilm, c. 1914
Signed: 'ENSIGN / MADE BY HOUGHTONS LTD / BRITISH MADE'.
The name 'Ensign' was used for Houghton's rollfilm cameras from 1901, but this No. 23 Folding Ensign for pictures 23 x 33 inches (57 x 82 mm) can be used for rollfilm or plates, and the focusing scale has two settings marked 'F' for film and 'P' for plates. The lens has been replaced by a f16 Ross wide angle anastigmat of 86 mm focal length. There is no shutter.
Height 230 mm, width 110 mm, length 45 mm (folded).
Inventory no. 91,052.