The pages here are a reflection of my personal interests. Firstly and primarily, I have been a collector of cameras and a researcher of photographic history for a number of years. My prime interest being British cameras, particularly Ensigns which were made by the Houghton-Butcher Manufacturing Company of Walthamstow, London E. 17. One of my other long standing passions is for Japan and its language which I have been studying for some years, so being a keen photographer, I have included some of my own photographs of Japan in Japan Photo Gallery. I also collect Postcards from Japan or those which have a photographic theme so I have included a small gallery of Postcards. There is a page in Japanese 日本語 for collectors in Japan. This was translated for me by Hideki Asakura and I owe him a great debt of thanks for his kindness and help.
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An illustrated history of Houghton-Butcher.
Updated Jan 1st 2001
Everything Ensign Wanted
Cash paid for Cameras, Accessories, Advertising.
Did you work at Houghton-Butcher Ensign?
Ensign (India) Private Limited
Information required about Ensign (India) Private Limited
Classic Camera Photo Gallery
A collection of photographs taken with Classic Cameras.
Japan Photo Gallery
Photographs Of Japan.
A collection of humorous photographic or camera related postcards.
My own list of Photo-history, Dealers and Camera Collectors web pages.
Ensign Serial No's
Information on YOUR collection needed!
'Serial Numbers - Where are They?'
An illustrated guide on where to look for your cameras serial number.
Restoration Project of old sign
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Last update 06/03/2009
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