Vintage portable typewriter, Underwood Elliott Fisher Limited Toronto Canada, in case. Totally charming. Charming when set beside my laptop, two machines used for typing. I typed 6 years of essays times two people on an old, very heavy and bulky high school, no letters on the keys, Royal Typewriter. This was a very labor intensive and not very pleasant way to produce papers, but it honed a skill that has been used most days of my life; keyboarding. I did it, taught it, used it in the home, work, small business and, when the first Apple computers arrived at work, in took to the new technology with a vengeance and never looked back.
Wikipedia has a broad overview on typewriters.