Ensign Selfix

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The Selfix was the name given to a long-running range of folding cameras made by Houghton-Butcher and its successors — part of an extensive series of Ensign cameras.


The Selfix range had cameras designed for 6x4.5, 6×6 or 6×9cm exposures. Some of the Selfixes were dual-format cameras, allowing a frame size reduction by means of an accessory mask. These masks were hinged, a clever design that prevents it being lost unlike many other camera makers from that time, and cameras with this capability had the extra red window accommodating the different sizes.