My newest typewriter: a green folding Corona #3 Special
I bought a new typewriter as an early birthday present for myself. It’s a Corona #3 Special from the 1920s or 30s and it folds. The original Corona #3 was a popular typewriter with war correspondents during WWI due to its compact size. The Special was slightly larger, because it had a longer platen and a full size keyboard.
This one caught my eye because of the color, but the really cool feature on this is that it has a mathematical keyboard. In addition to the regular figures, this has additional options for symbols like ? and fractions. It is very, very cool.
The enamel work is in very good shape with just a little wear at the front where the top of the machine rests on the front part of the chassis. Mechanically, it needs to be cleaned and oiled but is otherwise functional.
And for those of you who are going to ask, this brings our collection to seventeen typewriters. One just went out on longterm lone, however, so I didn’t have to find a spot for this one.