The reason I asked is I am currently repairing my own shutter on the same camera.
the difference with mine is that I have both curtains but the tapes have broken.
i have found as close as I can get to the tapes to replace them and will be gluing, sewing, praying very soon.
the major task I had yesterday was removing the bottom of the camera box to get at the rollers.
i really want to take a picture with this camera. I plan to cut down some 5x4 film to fit it.
when it's rebuilt that is.
still a way off yet.
How do you get the tension correct on the tape roller please?
What format is your Ensign. I have film & plate holders for mine which is Quarter plate although it came with a Rollex 6x9 back, I also found a box of new quarter plate film sheaths plus two more and 4 conversion film sheaths in a 9x12 box. Film is available on the Ilford ULF run and also from Wephoto (much cheaper).
Mine is a quarter plate.
I have a plate holder, the next problem will be getting film of some description sorted out.
if I can sort these tapes out.