I would describe this machine as being beastly. It's ugly and clunky but the more I look at it the more I fall in love. It's hard to believe that Lucien Crandall, the same man that invented the mesmerizing Crandall New Model typewriter, also developed The International. Actually, to be fair, this is actually the less ornate version of the International. See the other version here. The Parish Manufacturing Company of Parish, New York manufactured it. I'm not picky, I would be happy with either an International Model A or Model B.