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cp16
12-07-2009, 10:36 AM
Hello all, Ive got my eyes on a Houghton Klito no2A. Its so close that I can smell it!! (but cant quite get my hands on it just yet) Can anybody point me in the direction of and documentation, reviews etc? I cant seem to find much on the web other than old ebay ads etc.

Ian Grant
12-07-2009, 10:48 AM
You need a BJP Almanacs for the relevant year of release they would have a review. I'ver just checked a 1928 copy and it's not listed, they must be erarlier as shortly after the Houghton name disappeared and the name Esign was used instead.

Give us a clue to age and type etc.

ian

cp16
12-07-2009, 11:16 AM
ok thanks for the lead... from what little ive been able to find online im lead to believe that the no 2a went into production on or about 1905. ive found a pic of a number 3 (see link) which looks almost identical. http://www.historiccamera.com/cgi-bin/librarium/pm.cgi?action=display&login=23klito
its a drop down multiple plate type of camera.

Ian Grant
12-07-2009, 12:09 PM
Knowing the era I've found Houghton's adverts for you from 1910 :D

See below

Ian

cp16
12-07-2009, 01:58 PM
Very good thankyou, quite an expensive camera in its day it seems!! Hope i can get my hands on it, im very curious to see in detail how the plate changing system works.