This is a wonderful shiny black enamel coloured Corona 3 bank folding portable typewriter made in 1918 in the USA .Corona 3's where made between 1912 and 1941 and were one of the early portable designs with the feature of the carriage folding over the main body of the typewriter to save space and make them as compact as possible for travel. They have 3 banks of keys with the letters and numbers in black on a beautiful vintage dark creme colour .Each type bar has three letters, numbers or figures , so that the 3 banks of keys cover all the normal keyboard requirements . The keys on this one are all in a nice condition and it has the Corona logo on the front above the keys . There is also the " Corona Typewriter Company Inc " on the front bar and the Corona " flying stork "logo on the carriage .This one was originally supplied by Liberty Typewriter Co in Philadelphia and this is detailed on a plate which is seen when the typewriter is folded over .
The black enamel paintwork is in a generally very good glossy condition for its age with just some signs of wear in places and it has had small touch ups to the paintwork . The metal chrome work is also in a good functional condition but has signs of fading and wear in some places .It has its two original metal spools and the nuts to the top of each . The typewriter measures 27 cms wide ( carriage) by 24 cms deep and 15 cms high , when folded out for use and when the carriage is folded from back to front the whole unit measures 27 cms x 22 cms x 10 cms high .
It comes with it's original carry case which is also in a good condition with just some small signs of wear and use mainly on the inside . The handle and the latch to close the case work well. One outer edge of the box has at some stage been taped.
This lovely looking Corona would do well for writing letters , poetry or doing smaller typing jobs. For precision typing and larger typing projects this would not be the best option.
This typewriter has been professionally serviced , cleaned , adjusted and tested. It is in full working order and fitted with a new Group 1 ribbon so its all ready for you to start typing on !
We can supply Group 1 typewriter ribbons at $12.50 each including postage. Available in plain black, red/black, blue and purple. You would then just rewind the new ribbon onto the existing metal spools .A ribbon will last you a long time and to give you an idea , in an office environment with someone using a typewriter professionally a ribbon would last them around 3 months.
This is a highly collectable folding and working 1918 vintage typewriter in a classic black and would make a wonderful and special gift that makes for a great display item and can be used for small typing projects.
Delivery from our workrooms in England to anywhere within Australia is included in our price . You need to allow 5-7 working days for delivery.