OK- this little four bank portable was destined for the trash heap, so I brought it home. It’s in rough shape, but it does type if you can cajole the paper into the carriage. I’ve never seen one quite like it. That is, I’ve never seen a (terrible) “faux wood” finish on a typewriter. Atrocious!
The really unusual thing is the character set- notice on the right hand keys… just exactly what are those hieroglyphs? I recognize the Rx… is it a typewriter from a pharmacy? The typeset is certainly small enough for a pill bottle.
Serial number 536035. Haven’t quite nailed down the year yet, I’m guessing from the thirties. Comments welcome. :-)