|What could possibly lurk under an Oliver typewriter cover?|
|1913 Oliver #5 395901|
This doesn't look like a butterfly, it looks like a frog! Surely this is one of the oddest-looking machines.
I've recently had a greater interest in some of the older (around WWI give or take) typewriters so this was a quite appropriate and well timed aquisition! Sometimes eBay really just works out for you.
Typed happily on my Oliver 5 with Printype.
(As a sidenote, check out this craiglist post! I have honestly never seen so many standard typewriters in one place before. The unfortunate fact is that many of them will be sold to keychoppers, as they are right in the easy price range. I may try to rescue one or two, but I have no room for standards. At the very least the Smith Premier and the Empire? must be saved. They will be at a flea market in Seattle tomorrow morning.)