Corona Typewriter

Description
This Corona typewriter was manufactured by the Corona Typewriter Company, Inc. of Groton, New York sometime around 1923-1925. The typewriter is a front-striking model with a three row QWERTY keyboard, likely the Corona No. 3 although it lacks the “3” numbering on the frame below the spacebar. The Standard Typewriting Company began producing a folding model of typewriter in Groton around 1907.
The success of the Standard Typewriter Company’s Corona model typewriter prompted the company to change its named to the Corona Typewriting Company in 1914. In 1926 the company joined with the L. C. Smith & Brothers Typewriting company to become Smith-Corona. Smith-Corona manufactured typewriters and typewriter accessories throughout the 20th century, becoming Smith Corona Marchant in 1958. After two bankruptcies, Smith-Corona returned to operation in 2010 as a thermal paper manufacturing company.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
typewriter
date made
1923-1925
maker
Corona Typewriter Company
Measurements
overall: 6 in x 11 1/2 in x 9 1/2 in; 15.24 cm x 29.21 cm x 24.13 cm
ID Number
ME*336759
catalog number
336759
accession number
1978.2479
serial number
590430
subject
Computers & Business Machines
Typewriters
See more items in
Work and Industry: Mechanisms
Typewriters
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Immaculata School

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