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Ensign Carbine No 7 [with a picture of an unusual Kodak No3]

Discussion in 'Classic Models & Marques' started by steveandthedogs, Dec 26, 2015.

  1. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Pre-1936 Ensign Carbine No 7, with 100mm f4.5-32 Ensar lens and Compur 1-250 shutter.

    It takes both 120 rollfilm and plates and has a removable back and pressure plate for using plates.

    There are a rising front and a sliding front at the other end, the rising controlled by a neat lever to the right of the lens, just above the shutter release, and the slide by screw just below it. Focussing is by another neat lever just below the slide screw. The focussing scale has two pointers, one for film, the other for plates. The scale itself is not neat and needs a portable scanning electron microscope to read it.

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    What's unusual about the 118-size rising front Kodak? At some stage, it was converted to 120 film!

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    The inserts are glued in place, the chromed metal carriers pop out to insert the film.

    S
     
  2. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    *comes over all unnecessary*

    Adrian
     

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