Very popular camera from the beginning of the 20th century, with only one speed and a lens that is simply an achromatic doublet, the old landscape lens. But the results are surprisingly good and the camera is very practical to use.
Cameras also known as hand camera, detective camera or falling plate camera, where multiple glass plates are loaded in a row. As they are exposed they fall onto a stack in the camera base and a new plate comes into position to be exposed.
This type of camera was important in the creation of a new segment and new period in the history of photography. It was with this category that amateur photographers were finally able to produce their family and travel snapshots, without the complications of ground glass cameras, with their tripods...
Known as detective cameras, falling plate cameras, magazine cameras or, for the novelty of its day, simply as hand cameras, the Klito was very important in the history of photography as a transition from a tripod and black cloth to handheld camera photography.