Antique & Vintage Photographic Equipment

Ensign Model B Junior

Houghton-Butcher Manufacturing Co Ltd.

Name: Ensign Model "B" Junior
Manufacturer: Houghton-Butcher Manufacturing Co Ltd.
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Construction: Wooden bodied box camera, covered in black imitation leather.
Production Period: TBD


Plate / Film Size: 2B (E20) rollfilm
Lens: Not known
Shutter: Simple T & I
Movements: None
Dimensions (w x h x l):  
Date of this Example: c1927
Serial Number: None
  • Common [x]
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  • Hard to Find [ ]
  • Scarce [ ]
Inventory Number: 165

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Premium Camera for The Standard Tobacco Co. Ltd. London. Original orange ENSIGN carton used to supply the camera, which identifies The Standard Tobacco Company as the source.

Date of 5 July 27 is stamped on the box over an original sixpenny stamp. Address label on same end of carton to an address in South Hackney, London.

The handle is a little dry and worn, but intact. The covering on the camera body is sound, but the rear access door is slightly warped. It has a nice clear film label inside the rear door.


This is one of several common box cameras that were made by Houghton-Butcher for use as premium cameras. For example, compare it to the "J-B" Ensign.