Antique & Vintage Photographic Equipment

Ensign Mickey Mouse Camera

Ensign Ltd.

Name: Ensign Mickey Mouse Camera
Manufacturer: Ensign Ltd
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Production Period: Unknown


Plate / Film Size: 1⅝" x 1¼" on M10 rollfilm
Lens: Unknown
Shutter: Simple T & I
Movements: None
Dimensions (w x h x l):  
Date of this Example: 1935
Serial Number: None
  • Common [ ]
  • Uncommon [ ]
  • Hard to Find [x]
  • Scarce [ ]
Inventory Number: 450


Ensign Mickey Mouse box camera, looking like a reduced size version of the Cadet. Original foil badge in place and in good condition. The patterned finish is in good order, with Mickey Mouse embossed over lens and Ensign above that in the classic diamond shape. Only damage here is that the strap has broken, but the broken section, embossed with Ensign Mickey Mouse, has been retained.

Film label inside rear reads "Use Ensign Lukos MICKEY MOUSE M10 FILM".

Better still this came with the remnants of its original box, complete apart from the side and end flap at one end. A few odd splits and marks, but basically sound.

And yet better again, it had its original postage corrugated cardboard box. This shows the remains of a postage stamp, but the rest of the label has gone. On the lid it is stamped with "Ensign Limited, XXX High Holborn, London".

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These cameras are fairly hard to find in good condition.  They turn up at the rate of maybe 2 or 3 a year and quite often the Mickey Mouse decal on the front will be missing or damaged.