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Houghton Ensign Cupid
France Version française
Photos by JPHB text by Sylvain Halgand. From the collection of JPHB. Last update 2014-07-11 par Sylvain Halgand.

Manufactured or assembled in United Kingdom from 1922 to 1928.
Index of rarity in France: Rare (among non-specialized garage sales)
Inventory number: 2518

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This camera, the forms of which defies human understanding, is made from thin metal sheet, which allowed extravagances.
The direction of the plate, handle, viewfinder, the position of the  trigger, nothing seems very thoughtful and if there were no laws of gravity to help us, we might ask in what sense it must be used.
For those who may  have the idea, I immediately undeceive them, it is not a panoramic camera presented in the wrong direction. Its views only measure 4 x 6 cm.

French  collectors may misunderstand the meaning of the name Cupid (equivalent of stingy in French),... love makes blind.

Houghton Ensign Cupid