The Old Corona Typewriter

When you think about it, typing on a computer is a magical thing—just hit the keys you want, and letters magically appear on a screen in front of you.
Recently, I was browsing at an antique shop when I came across this old Corona typewriter. My trusting camera came out to play and captured it.
There wasn’t a date on it. But the antique dealer thought it was made between 1918 and 1923, this is an amazing piece of antique machinery. There were several similar models made during this period when LC Smith and Corona were first merging as companies. The condition wasn’t good and there was no ribbon for it. I imagine anything can be found on the internet especially for those who love to restore things they collect.

In high school, I learned how to type on a typewriter that was like this but was a lot more modern in comparison to this one. Everyone was required to take a typing class even if you weren’t going to be in the secretarial workforce. Gazing at it all I could think of was how far things have come. We went from a machine that was primarily used in the business world to a computer that is a part of everyone’s daily lives.

I wonder how many young children of grade school age would know what this old typewriter is. Do you think they’d call it and old computer?

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8 thoughts on “The Old Corona Typewriter

    • I thought about purchasing it but I don’t collect antiques anymore. I still enjoy browsing the shops. The history is always fun to learn. I find that visiting these shops can show us how far we’ve come. AND … I love beautiful china cups and saucers for tea. ~~~~~ : – )

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  1. Remember when we used to eat corn on the cob like we were returning the whatcha-ma-call-its on those old typewriters? We’s quickly crunch our way across the cob, say, “Ding!” and return to the side we started on and go for another row.

    Do kids do that any more?

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    • I did that once shortly after losing my second front tooth – ouch …!!!! hahaha
      My sisters and I would have contests on who could eat them the fastest. It was hilarious.
      I think kids are too zoned out on electronics to use their imaginations like we did. So many things missed by them – but – they have a more progressive future ahead. It’s all relative. ~~~~ : – )

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