Junior Box Ensign Camera
Houghton-Butcher Manufacturing Co Ltd.
Name: Junior Box (“J-B”) Ensign
Manufacturer: Houghton-Butcher Manufacturing Co Ltd.
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Construction: Wooden bodied box camera, covered in black imitation leather.
Production Period: 1929-1930 (possibly later)
Plate / Film Size: 2¼B (E20) rollfilm
Shutter: Simple T & I
Dimensions (w x h x l): 8 x 1`5.5 x 15 cm approx.
Houghton-Butcher sold the Junior Box Ensign camera as part of its range in the early 1930s. It is the first camera listed in an Ensign catalogue for 1932 and is described as a “reliable camera of simple design”, and was sold for a very modest price, which was about a third of the cost of the cheapest folding camera in the same catalogue (the Ensign Pocket “Twenty”).