Yesterday I felt compelled to go and take a look at this typewriter …
It’s a “Byron” portable typewriter that belongs to the Swissa/Patria family.
This one came in a very attractive wooden case.
The asking price was $55 negotiable after originally being advertised for $90. Sadly it wasn’t in good working condition and had bits of ribbon guide/vibrator/card holder missing.
My offer of $30 was rejected. However, the seller did let me commit it to photographic memory.
Try as I might, I could not find a serial number, despite looking in all the obvious places.
One that got away.