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The Typewriter Database 1920 Corona 3 Serial # 330404 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 1920 Corona 3 Serial # 330404 I found this typewriter at an antiques shop in Bristol, UK. It was in a really sorry condition, forgotten under a shelf for who knows how many years. Now it has been restored, and so much effort has finally paid out. After a long process, it is finally back into action, fully functional a century after it was made.

Regarding the dates, I have found some conflict. According to the serial number, it has to be 1913, but there is a decal in the back with 1917, so I am a bit confused.

---UPDATE---

Finally there is an exact date for this typewriter: 1920. Thanks to Dan Johnson and Ted Munk for the date! Also, I´ll try to upload better photos.

Apart from that, after more than a year of typing I must say it´s nothing to write home about. In fact it´s one of the less reliable typewriters I have, although when it works it´s really nice!

--- ANOTHER UPDATE ---

Added new photos to replace the older ones. Apart from that, I like this typewriter less and less each day. For some reason the Corona 3 is not my cup of tea.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo:
1920 Corona 3

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1920 Corona 3
Serial #
330404

Status: My Collection
Created: 12-02-2013 at 04:59AM
Last Edit: 08-19-2016 at 12:57PM

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I found this typewriter at an antiques shop in Bristol, UK. It was in a really sorry condition, forgotten under a shelf for who knows how many years. Now it has been restored, and so much effort has finally paid out. After a long process, it is finally back into action, fully functional a century after it was made.

Regarding the dates, I have found some conflict. According to the serial number, it has to be 1913, but there is a decal in the back with 1917, so I am a bit confused.

---UPDATE---

Finally there is an exact date for this typewriter: 1920. Thanks to Dan Johnson and Ted Munk for the date! Also, I´ll try to upload better photos.

Apart from that, after more than a year of typing I must say it´s nothing to write home about. In fact it´s one of the less reliable typewriters I have, although when it works it´s really nice!

--- ANOTHER UPDATE ---

Added new photos to replace the older ones. Apart from that, I like this typewriter less and less each day. For some reason the Corona 3 is not my cup of tea.


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Javier Vazquez del Olmo
Username: Javi

The first typewriter I saw was my grandpa´s Olivetti Linea 98 at the office. It was just a curio for me. Then I was given a Nakajima, which I didn´t use and my grandfather took it from me because it was easier to handle than the bulky Linea 98.

Now I own that typewriter, and I started a little collection in Valladolid, Spain. The Nakajima, which is "my" typewriter is the only one which is NOT in my collection. How ironic...

Things then got... complex. I moved from Valladolid to my village, and suddenly found myself with a lot of room available at home, so the small collection is turning into something bigger, a nuisace for my family and a great source of satisfaction for me.


1920 Corona 3 Photo Gallery

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