Standard Folding Typewriter

Description:

The Standard Folding Typewriter was made by the Standard Typewriter Company of Groton, New York from around 1906 until 1912. The typewriter was made of aluminum and was relatively light weight, and was made to be portable by allowing the carriage to fold down onto the keyboard. The Standard Folding Typewriter was succeeded by the Corona Three folding typewriter.

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.

Date Made: 1906

Maker: Standard Typewriting Company

Location: Currently not on view

See more items in: Work and Industry: Mechanisms, Typewriters, Computers & Business Machines

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Credit Line: Corona Typewriter Company

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: ME.308353Catalog Number: 308353Accession Number: 85488

Object Name: typewriterOther Terms: typewriter; Standard; Manual

Measurements: overall: 6 3/8 in x 10 3/4 in x 9 in; 16.1925 cm x 27.305 cm x 22.86 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-95d4-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_849918

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