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The Typewriter Database 1919 Corona 3 Serial # 199404 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Patrick Clawson: 1919 Corona 3 Serial # 199404 My wife bought me this Corona, knowing how pretty it was. What the online listing didn't show was how many parts were missing.

1919 Corona 3 #199404

Status: My Collection
Created: 11-01-2018 at 05:05PM
Last Edit: 11-01-2018 at 05:12PM


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My wife bought me this Corona, knowing how pretty it was. What the online listing didn't show was how many parts were missing.

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The hardest missing part to replace was the linkage for the ribbon vibrator.  Based on one from a 1937 model, I was able to make one out of brass.  It works.
The hardest missing part to replace was the linkage for the ribbon vibrator. Based on one from a 1937 model, I was able to make one out of brass. It works.

A touch of creativity with some wine bottle corks temporarily solved the need for new feet. The oversized carriage spring will have to be replaced with something smaller.
A touch of creativity with some wine bottle corks temporarily solved the need for new feet. The oversized carriage spring will have to be replaced with something smaller.

When a hundred years old you are, in such good shape you will not probably not be.
When a hundred years old you are, in such good shape you will not probably not be.

Hunter: Patrick Clawson (MTCoalhopper)

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College library staff (careful not to call myself a librarian without an MLS) with frequently frustrated literary ambitions. Nonetheless, I'll have the machines, if ever I break my writers' block.



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