Corona No. 3 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.

Date Made: 1923 - 1925

Maker: Corona Typewriter Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, Groton

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

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Credit Line: Immaculata School

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: ME.336759Catalog Number: 336759Accession Number: 1978.2479Serial Number: 590430

Object Name: typewriterOther Terms: typewriter; Portable; Manual

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

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-95d7-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_849921

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