This Houghton Coronet comes from West Yorkshire and is owned by Mr James Mitchell of Castleford, UK. I don’t wish to give full particulars of the Coronet, but would like you, the reader, to see what a charming thing an old box can be. See how close to each other are the two reflecting viewfinders. That’s how they were made in days of yore. And this one has a portrait lens too, an essential feature for the gentleman who wanted to get in close to his subject !
If this picture has set you wondering who James is, and what does he have to do with an old Coronet, you had better scroll down for a fuller introduction.
Picture courtesy of James Mitchell