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Houghton's Klito No. 1 falling plate magazine camera is made for a set of glass plate holders for a maximum frame size 11×7.5 cm. It has a conventional falling plate mechanism like drafted in the article about magazine cameras. As refinement it has a two part back door. The lower quarter of the back door can be opened separately to remove exposed plates.
In the front part are the lens, the shutter, and two quite big and nicely framed brilliant viewfinders, one on a side for horizontal and one on top for vertical image subject spotting. Below the finder ocular on the side is the lever to set the shutter from time to instant mode or vice versa. Below that control is the shutter release lever. In instant mode it opens the shutter when moved down or when moved back up. In time mode it opens the shutter when moved to the actual opposite position (up or down, depending on if its down or up).
The whole camera is constructed of wood, covered with black grain leather or a good leatherette. On the front it bears Houghton's typical little round Ensign bagde with the imprinting "Made by Houghtons Ltd London - British made".
There was also a Folding Klito - between 1900 and 1920 - a bellows camera, made in several sizes for different plate sizes. This did not have the falling mechanism for swapping plates.