A VP Twin camera, circa 1950s, with a hinged metal view finder. This very small, square camera was compression moulded by E. Elliott Limited in Birmingham under their trade mark L-Yacht. This camera has a single meniscus f12.5 bloomed British Optical Company (BOLCo) lens. BOLCo was a subsidiary of E. Elliott Ltd. Both companies were originally adjacent to the Coronet Camera factory and each made parts for the others cameras according to their particular expertise. The VP Twin camera is unique in that it was made to be sold in 3 pieces. This was because Woolworths were the retailer for the camera and their price promise was that nothing cost more than 6d. So, to provide a camera to their customers within this very limited price range the camera was sold in three parts: the back, the front and the shutter/lens assembly. The back opens by inserting a coin into a slot and twisting.