The "Briton" Falling Plate Camera
|Name:||The "Briton" Falling Plate Camera|
|Country of Origin:||United Kingdom|
|Construction:||Conventional form of falling plate camera with leather covered wooden body and rear opening to provide access to the sheaths holding the plates.|
|Variant:||No 1 (6 plates only)|
|Plate / Film Size:||3½ x 2½ plates|
|Lens:||Simple (unknown) lens with rotating stops and two swing-in magnifiers for near focussing|
|Shutter:||Simple T & I shutter|
|Dimensions (w x h x l):|
|Date of this Example:||c1905?|
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Conventional pattern falling plate camera, but for 3½ x 2½ size plates rather than the more common ¼ plate format.
The camera came complete with 6 plate sheaths with plates still loaded. There are no obvious markings on the camera at all apart from the round name plate, which reads "THE BRITON | London Make". There is an additional plate on the front with "Patented", which is shaped like many of the Houghton labels. The viewfinder windows are also right for it to be a Houghton camera. It is listed by name under Houghton in McKeown .