Corona No. 3 Typewriter

Corona No. 3 Typewriter

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This is a Corona Three folding typewriter that was manufactured by Corona Typewriter Company of Groton, New York around 1920. The Corona Three was an extremely popular typewriter, produced from 1912 until 1941. This model has serial number 394384, dating it to 1920. This typewriter’s platen and carriage can fold down to rest on the keyboard, allowing it to become compact and portable.
The success of the Standard Typewriter Company’s Corona Three model typewriter prompted the company to change its name to the Corona Typewriting Company in 1914. In 1926 the company joined with the L. C. Smith & Brothers Typewriting company in 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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Other Terms
typewriter; Portable; Manual
date made
1920 - 1929
L. C. Smith & Corona Typewriters Inc.
place made
United States: New York, Groton
overall: 4 1/2 in x 12 in x 10 in; 11.43 cm x 30.48 cm x 25.4 cm
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Credit Line
Ethel Zoda
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National Museum of American History
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I have a Corona Model 3 typewriter, serial #74356, that belonged to my grandfather. Family legend has it that he used it as a company clerk in WWI. I just got it working again after too many years in poor storage.

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