This International typewriter was invented by Lucien Crandall, ca.1889. It is the Model A version (you may view the Model B here). The Parish Manufacturing Company of Parish, New York manufactured it. The International Model A featured nickel plating throughout and whimsical cutouts on the sides of the frame. It had a full, double keyboard and an circular, upstrike typebar arrangement. I'm not picky, I would be happy with either an model of the International typewriter.