Old Corona Typewriter

Black & White – Traces of the Past 

If 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 trusty camera came out to play and captured it.
There wasn’t a date on the typewriter. The antique dealer thought it was made between 1918 and 1923. I was told that several similar models were made during this period of time when LC Smith and Corona were first merging as companies. This is an impressive antique machine.  The condition of this particular typewriter wasn’t good and the ribbon was missing. I imagine a ribbon could be found on the internet for those who love to restore collectible things.

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In high school, I learned how to type on a typewriter that was like this. It was newer 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 an old computer?

2017©Isadora DeLaVega

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11 thoughts on “Old Corona Typewriter

  1. Amazing old typewriter! I took business my Jr. and Sr. years of high school. In typing class, they were just phasing out the old manual typewriters for the fancy newfangled electric ones! LOL! Having been a secretary for 40 years, I can testify that the machines definitely changed for the better over the years! 🙂

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  2. What a find, Isadora 🙂 I remember old typewriters, and I must admit they were an attraction when I was a child. Computers are easier and more versatile, but also tempting. These are beautiful shots. Thank you.

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    • Thank you, Paula. I’m glad the photos brought back a few memories.
      I didn’t type on one like this. But, when I was a child, my doctors office had one.
      I didn’t like typing. I do like using a computer. It’s easier to fix errors rather than have lots of white correction dots.
      Isadora 😎

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