V.P.Twin Bakelite Pocket Camera

Side view of a camera showing the protruding lens. Front view of a camera showing the protruding lens. Side view of a camera showing the hinged view finder. Side view of a camera showing the hinged view finder. Rear view of a camera showing the hinged view finder. Side view of a camera showing the two rear windows. Underside view of a camera showing the smooth and textured surfaces. Top view of a camera showing the winder mechanism. Front view of a camera showing the box and instruction sheet. Side view of a camera showing the illustrated box. Side view of a camera showing the illustrated box. Underside view of a camera showing the illustrated box.
Side view of a camera showing the protruding lens. Front view of a camera showing the protruding lens. Side view of a camera showing the hinged view finder. Side view of a camera showing the hinged view finder. Rear view of a camera showing the hinged view finder. Side view of a camera showing the two rear windows. Underside view of a camera showing the smooth and textured surfaces. Top view of a camera showing the winder mechanism. Front view of a camera showing the box and instruction sheet. Side view of a camera showing the illustrated box. Side view of a camera showing the illustrated box. Underside view of a camera showing the illustrated box.
Details
Object number
AIBDC : 006192
Country
Date
1935 - 1937

Description

A simple bakelite pocket camera produced in the mid 1930s by E. Elliott Ltd. Birmingham. The camera has a hinged wire frame view-finder and two windows at the rear for viewing the film. Two images per negative could be captured, hence the name 'Twin'. The camera has the original cardboard box and instruction sheet.
Designers & Manufacturers
Designer (Person)
Manufacturer

Inscriptions

printed: "V.P.Twin Bakelite Pocket Camera. For beautiful snapshots. Takes perfect pictures with remarkable definition, capable of successful enlargement. Two pictures can be taken on each standard V.P. exposure, giving 16 pictures on standard 8 exposure film. Daylight loading." (box)
moulded: "V.P.Twin. Made in England" (back)
Dimensions
Width
90mm
Height
70mm
Depth
52mm
Colour