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Truth in advertising?

It looks like a full-sized portable along the lines of the 1919 Underwood Portable, but it’s quite smaller.

Ultra-portable typewriters in the 1910s were certainly compact but not exactly practical. Bennett manufactured several portable models that were just a bit larger than a pencil box, but not nearly as large as pictured in some of their advertisements.

Popular Mechanics, April 1913 –

Some advertisements presented a more realistic image:

The Cornell Civil Engineer, 1913 –

It is type-able:

More on the Bennett here.

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