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1917 Corona 3 Serial # 133238 1917 Corona 3 typewriter, Serial # 133238 David Brechbiel's 1917 Corona 3 typewriter. 2017-10-01 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of David Brechbiel: 1917 Corona 3 Serial # 133238 The Corona 3 is such an iconic machine. The first commercially successful portable typewriter based off of Frank Rose's brilliant Folding Typewriter.

With my collection of Smith Corona and Corona models ... it was at the top of 'the list.'

My thanks to Bryan Sherwood of Kentucky Typer for realizing the potential refurbishing of this typewriter. Bryan had some help from Charlie Nicole Habel and Steve Dade for the escapement and rubber.

This Corona 3 is 100 years old as of this posting and types well. The Rest Key option is, in my opinion. a must when touch typing.

1917 Corona 3 #133238

Status: My Collection
Hunter: David Brechbiel (davidbrechbiel)
Created: 10-01-2017 at 07:38PM
Last Edit: 10-01-2017 at 07:44PM


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The Corona 3 is such an iconic machine. The first commercially successful portable typewriter based off of Frank Rose's brilliant Folding Typewriter.

With my collection of Smith Corona and Corona models ... it was at the top of 'the list.'

My thanks to Bryan Sherwood of Kentucky Typer for realizing the potential refurbishing of this typewriter. Bryan had some help from Charlie Nicole Habel and Steve Dade for the escapement and rubber.

This Corona 3 is 100 years old as of this posting and types well. The Rest Key option is, in my opinion. a must when touch typing.

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Hunter: David Brechbiel (davidbrechbiel)

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I collect late 1930's-early 1940's memorabilia. I have a small collection of radios from this era that I recently had refurbished. My interest in typewriters focused around a Royal KHM typewriter that was given to me. I decided in early 2016 to get it repaired, but the typewriter repairman I visited claimed it should be trashed and couldn't be fixed. The KHM sat on my garage bench .. again gathering dust .. I couldn't toss it.

In April 2016, on a whim, I closed an eBay BUY IT NOW (and overpaid a lot!) typewriter. The 1947 Smith-Corona Silent may have cost me dearly but it started a hobby that has become a passion to learn all I can about these amazing machines. Within 4 years I have collected nearly 160 machines and am slowly learning how to repair, be patient, and be logical! :) I hope to share my collection with the world very soon!



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