This series of images was issued by the Royal Typewriter Company on June 10, 1956, to promote Royal’s new Dutch-made portable, the Royalite.
The caption which went with the photographs is hilarious. It reads:
New York: Finding that good things do come in small packages, a secretary admires a new three-inch-high, eight-pound portable typewriter.
Having a full standard-sized keyboard, the Royalite's design is sleekly modern with all the vital working parts enclosed in gray-green metal casing.
The tiny typewriter's portfolio-type carrying case, designed in simulated leather made of vinyl plastic, is a smart bonus feature.
The choice of colours for the case - red, dark green, and natural tan - make it a costume accessory, yet the tailored design makes it suitable for use by men too.