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1918 Corona 3 Serial # 171810 1918 Corona 3 typewriter, Serial # 171810 Richard Bettes's 1918 Corona 3 typewriter. 2019-05-12 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Richard Bettes: 1918 Corona 3 Serial # 171810 I gave this typewriter to my nephew's wife about a year ago, since she is a history teacher and uses it as a visual aid in her classes. It once belonged to my uncle's father in law, who served in the 82nd during WWI. He bought it just before he shipped out, according to family history, and used it to write articles on the front in France. It is 100 percent complete, including the original brush and manual, but hasn't been cleaned and some parts are frozen with dirt.

1918 Corona 3 #171810

Status: Sightings
Hunter: Richard Bettes (GramsRoyal)
Created: 05-12-2019 at 05:59PM
Last Edit: 05-12-2019 at 07:12PM


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I gave this typewriter to my nephew's wife about a year ago, since she is a history teacher and uses it as a visual aid in her classes. It once belonged to my uncle's father in law, who served in the 82nd during WWI. He bought it just before he shipped out, according to family history, and used it to write articles on the front in France. It is 100 percent complete, including the original brush and manual, but hasn't been cleaned and some parts are frozen with dirt.

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Hunter: Richard Bettes (GramsRoyal)

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I am a retired printer going back to letterpress and hot type days, and just recently have begun collecting. I have acquired four typewriters so far, ranging from the 30's to the 60's; two Royals and two Smith-Coronas (well, almost two--one is a Sears Tower Commander). I love working on small machinery, and have been known to do a bit of woodworking occasionally. Also play guitar and mandolin and have been spotted at picnics and barbecues playing in string bands (Americana). I think old cars are great as well.
I don't have a preference for a specific style or date of typewriter yet, but seem drawn to mid-century portables. I'd like to try a few desktops to complement my writing, but we'll see what the budget and my wife's sanity can tolerate.



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