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On it’s way to me is a Houghton Ensign Timber and brass hall plate camera. It was sold by Harrington’s in Australia . I am keen to get more information about this marque and type. I have found some links already.
Been thinking about a wooden tripod to suit but very expensive it seems.
Hoping for information about the camera etc.
Some company history here: http://www.earlyphotography.co.uk/site/companies1.html#H The info says that Ensign was registered as a trademark in 1902. You might like to look at the Sanderson models here: http://www.earlyphotography.co.uk/site/entry_C473.html Tripods vary in price and can be found quite cheaply at auctions but shipping can be expensive.
Thanks Paul for your kind replies to my query.
Paul Kay said:
Looking at the Wood and Brass website.
I'd take a guess at a Hougton Triple Vitco.
Let us know when it arrives.