Ensignette No 2 camera

1907-1915 in London
Houghtons Limited

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Ensignette No 2 camera
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
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Ensignette No. 2 camera c1912 Collapsing camera for 2 inch wide rollfilm 1 7/8 x 3 inches. Fitted with a simple lens f/11-32. Everset shutter 20/40/60/B/T. Brilliant reflecting rotating finder. Detachable spool holder. Patent No. 28464 1907. Manufactured by Houghtons Ltd., London. Overall (deployed): 68 mm x 126 mm x 112 mm.

Ensignette No 2 camera, made by Houghtons Limited in England, c. 1912.

The first Ensignette was introduced in 1909 for 1 ½" by 2 ¼" exposures on special size roll film. This camera, the Model 2, was released in 1912 and took 2" x 3" exposures on E2 roll film. The Ensignette is an early example of a miniature bellows, roll film camera. Designed by Swedish engineer Magnus Niell the Ensignette was a very popular camera and a number of different models were produced.


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cardboard, glass and metal (unknown)
overall (deployed): 68 mm x 126 mm x 112 mm,
rollfilm camera
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (function)
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

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