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Manufactured in Grande-Bretagne from 1909 until after 1924.
Index of rarity in France : Rare (among non-specialized garage sales)
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Inventory number: 11074

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Houghton Ensignette N°1

Traduction de Sylvain Halgand

Manufactured by Houghton Ltd in UK, it was the first mass metal camera produced by a Britis company.
This model was designed by a swedish Engineer Magnus Neill.
The film format used was specifically developped by Houghton, which for them was a commercial risk to introduce a new camera and also at the same time a new film format.
In 1911 Houghton has also introduced it's new logo representing an encercled british flag.
The ensignette model appeared in 1909 with the model N°1 et was produced till 1930 after different technical improvements and finish (Nickel, Aluminium, gold finish, silver finish, paint).

The presented model is the nickel one.