Charming 1931 Corona Special Typewriter – New Ribbon, Wooden Case – Made In USA


London Typewriters are elated to present for sale a Corona Special typewriter, from 1931, manufactured in the USA.

After standard typewriters became less of a novelty, the Corona folding typewriter became the most popular portable typewriter in the 1910s. Designed in the very early 1900s it became a huge commercial success in the world of typewriter manufacturing during that period. This success was partly due to the fact that office clerks realised the convenience of moving away from handwritten documents to typed ones, consequently driving the sale of this particular typewriter. Very often, the demand for Coronas was outweighed by supply.

As the Corona was compact, folding and weighed only 9 1/2lb, it was also the most comfortable device to use when travelling either for pleasure or business. As an example, two American suffragettes travelling in 1916 across South and North America to campaign and gather public opinion about women’s rights to vote, carried a black folding Corona with them to document the results of their campaign.

During almost forty years of manufacturing of the Corona folding typewriter, it underwent several technical changes. However, the exterior stayed true almost to the original design.

The 1931 Corona Special typewriter offered for sale, has retained all its functions remarkably well and types very efficiently and effortlessly. The yellow keys are protected with glass and metal rims.

It comes with a new black ribbon and can be used straight after arrival.

It is worth noting that this Corona comes with a very rare original wooden case which is in good condition. The typewriter is fixed to the base but can be removed when needed. Under the feet of the typewriter, there are four woollen pads (an extremely scarce feature) to minimise the noise from the keys and the mechanisms when typing.

In addition, the Corona Special has its front and side decorated with yellow textured panels, which makes the typewriter look even more attractive.

Overall condition is very good. Minor signs of age and use are present – please refer to photos.

This Corona Special typewriter would suit typists of any profession or typing style. It would be a talking centerpiece at weddings, corporate events or exhibitions.

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