Yes ladies and gentleman this is a type writer! I actually took typing classes in school. Job applications used to actually ask how many words per minute can you type. Smith-Corona Galaxie Twelve Portable Manual Blue Typewriter with Case. This was manufactured between 1969 and 1972. This is a sexy typewriter and in excellent condition. Yes I said sexy. The color, the keys, the click clack, the case it all works. It reminds me of authors hunched over loose pages, scattered crumpled paper covering the floor and half empty whiskey bottles. Nostalgia, staging, OR buy a new ribbon (it needs one) and actually TYPE a love letter or better yet a COMPLAINT LETTER to your favorite social media company!