Standard Folding Typewriter

Standard Folding Typewriter

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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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
typewriter
Other Terms
typewriter; Standard; Manual
date made
1906
maker
Standard Typewriting Company
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
ID Number
ME.308353
catalog number
308353
accession number
85488
Credit Line
Corona Typewriter Company
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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