1920’s Working Smith Corona 4 Manual Typewriter – Black – New Ribbon & Case
Working Smith Corona 4 vintage, manual portable typewriter in London, UK. After some research on the serial code, I concluded that it was produced in the 1920’s. Regardless of such old age, the machine works very well! The comfortable keys are responsive and it provides customisable functions for comfortable typing. The backspace, carriage return lever, the bell, the shift keys, margin setters, ribbon selector (for the colour change), the carriage release lever, the paper guides and the paper release lever all work as intended. This fairly rare Smith Corona typewriter is fitted with a new ribbon so you can type as soon as you get it and without any hassle. Also comes with the original black case which has a comfortable handle.
Please note that the typewriter for sale does include the original ribbon guards.
The overall condition is good. All of the letter and number keys work well. During the testing of the typewriter, I noticed if the keys are tapped very lightly, the tripping mechanism does not work, meaning the keys have to be tapped firmly. Other sign of use and age are present.
The vintage black 1920’s typewriter would be ideal for writers and authors, especially in the creative field. It will also be a unique gift. Due to the style and the aesthetics of the Smith Corona typewriter, it can be used for display purposes like home decor and events such as exhibitions and weddings. It appeals to all generations.
The vintage Smith Corona 4 typewriter is located in London, UK.