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Our frequent commenter “The Shadow” writes, in reply to “International Typewriter Appreciation Month,”

I’ve never yet encountered an international typewriter to appreciate.

That is a pity. Fortunately the L. C. Smith & Corona Typewriter Co. comes to our rescue with this chart of the International keyboard available on four-bank portable Coronas. The numbers (1) and (11) indicate that it can be had in Pica or Micro type styles.4-bank-international-corona

It comes from a brochure listing a wide variety of other special-order keyboards—including the one Dr. Boli most covets, the F101 Writer’s, with true em dash, proper quotation marks, and the ligatures æ and œ.