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Ensign (Barnet-Ensign) | Revised Ful-Vue I | Other | 120 Film

BOX CAMERA | 1946-50. In 1946 after a name change due to corporate financial finaglings, when Ensign merged with Elliott Ltd to form Barnet-Ensign, they manufactured this updated version of the Ful-Vue I, in pressed steel, with a streamlined design in line with the age of the Morris Minor. Still designated as model I, the new shape would have been very useful if it had needed to travel fast underwater, otherwise the streamlining seems a bit pointless, but it seems to have sold well, so the public must have liked it. Fixed aperture, push-pull focusing, T & I shutter. Film is accessed by levering off the side of the camera like a tight tin lid, an unsophisticated fingernail breaker.

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