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Corona No. 4 Typewriter

Corona No. 4 Typewriter

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This Corona Four model typewriter was manufactured by the Corona Typewriter Company Incorporated of Groton, New York around 1924. The Corona Four had a smaller frame to allow portability. The Corona Four had 42 full size keys, a 10-inch carriage, a 2-color ribbon, and an accelerating type bar action.
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.
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Object Name
Other Terms
typewriter; Portable; Manual
date made
Corona Typewriter Company
place made
United States: New York, Groton
overall: 4 in x 11 in x 12 1/4 in; 10.16 cm x 27.94 cm x 31.115 cm
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catalog number
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Credit Line
Corona Typewriter Company
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Computers & Business Machines
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National Museum of American History
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