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1918 Corona 3 Serial # 150301 1918 Corona 3 typewriter, Serial # 150301 Mac Derscheid's 1918 Corona 3 typewriter. 2018-02-13 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mac Derscheid: 1918 Corona 3 Serial # 150301 One of my favourite machines. Originally sold by B.F. Swanson Co. Inc. in Des Moines, Iowa. It is extra special because Iowa is my home state. Has required a few repairs, including a new drawstring as well as a custom made sheet metal part. Has a few scratches, as well as some bad marring on left side of keyboard. Aside from those issues, types fine and is a real joy to use!

1918 Corona 3 #150301

Status: My Collection
Created: 12-10-2016 at 03:11PM
Last Edit: 02-13-2018 at 01:51PM


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One of my favourite machines. Originally sold by B.F. Swanson Co. Inc. in Des Moines, Iowa. It is extra special because Iowa is my home state. Has required a few repairs, including a new drawstring as well as a custom made sheet metal part. Has a few scratches, as well as some bad marring on left side of keyboard. Aside from those issues, types fine and is a real joy to use!

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A fun old time effect I like to apply to some of my older machines.
A fun old time effect I like to apply to some of my older machines.

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My first experience with a typewriter came when I was around 6 years old, every time I visited my grandmother I would go type on her Smith Corona electronic (wedge) typewriter. Back in early 2012, my mother stumbled across the USBTypewriter project, and I was hooked instantly. I quickly bought a kit, and in June 2012 I purchased the machine to be used with it: my beautiful late model Royal 10. Later that year as I stopped at an antique store, and found another machine: this time a Remington Rand Model 7. I thought I would buy just one more. Then later, one more. And then one more. Pretty soon I amassed around 30 machines, and that number is still growing today! I hope to get them all uploaded here soon so that I actually have a count on my typewriters, because I lost count long ago.



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