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1919 Corona 3 Serial # 204916 1919 Corona 3 typewriter, Serial # 204916 Frederick Parker's 1919 Corona 3 typewriter. 2022-02-27 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Frederick Parker: 1919 Corona 3 Serial # 204916 Corona 3 Folding Typewriter - Comes with Case (looks like the front flap was nailed onto the box so might be the cloth hinge came off) manual and cleaning brush and oil container. Surprisingly the Ribbon worked well enough for a type specimen.

Notes:
- I just got this today (2/27/22) Don't know enough about this one yet to declare is anything is broken or missing but I feel there is one lever bent as it rubs against the case and doesn't seem like it should
- Has that really strong old attic tannin smell (I wanna bag it to preserve the smell lol)
- A couple of the rubber pads in the lid of the case are missing, one has a tiny hole where it was, the other a metal ring with no pad
- The keys are very uniform color so it was probably diligently put back in its case when not in use, but has some dings and scuffs, but the paint job isn't cracking much

Story:
Wasn't going to buy another typewriter any time soon but I live smack dab in the middle of upstate NY where LC Smith, Corona and Remington were located and I decided I want one typewriter that is manufactured close to home. Some searching led me to this typewriter. Officially can't say I'm not a collector anymore. I'm fascinated by how this folding typewriter works despite the keyboard and carriage being 2 separate pieces that just stack on each other, but this typewriter has a traceable history all the way back through its life, so i decided to buy it.

History:
- Manufactured in 1919 based on serial number, in Groton NY (about 60 min drive away from me)
- Branding on the unit is "Sold by Booth of Utica NY" which is where I currently live
- I was able to locate information on this store, because it turns out Booth (Hartwell W Booth, Born May 7th 1883) was a State Assemblyman for this area from 1919 to 1922 and an old State legislator publication talks about each of the representatives in their Red Book. In May of 1911, he joined Royal Typewriter Company in Albany NY, then moved to Utica to head Royals Utica Office. In January of 1913, he started his own office supply store where he sold Typewriters, office furniture and filing cabinets, and also was proprietor of a whole sale Typewriter sales company for businesses called Welland Sales Company of Utica NY.
- The person who sold this to me said this belonged to her Great Grandfather (who is probably the original owner) Charles Hebbard who was a local photographer and would use this typewriter to document and log the date, location and details of almost every picture he took. The Typewriter has been handed down to one of his kids who was packing things to move.

I'm weary of using this typewriter for extensive use (mainly because i don't know how robust this is or isn't), but one of the hobbies I have is photography and I recently acquired some old Polaroid cameras I would like to use in the near future to take some photos of the mountains up north, so maybe I could use it to print the info for those pictures and continue the legacy.

1919 Corona 3 #204916

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Frederick Parker (Kw3str)
Created: 02-27-2022 at 07:34PM
Last Edit: 02-27-2022 at 07:59PM


Description:

Corona 3 Folding Typewriter - Comes with Case (looks like the front flap was nailed onto the box so might be the cloth hinge came off) manual and cleaning brush and oil container. Surprisingly the Ribbon worked well enough for a type specimen.

Notes:
- I just got this today (2/27/22) Don't know enough about this one yet to declare is anything is broken or missing but I feel there is one lever bent as it rubs against the case and doesn't seem like it should
- Has that really strong old attic tannin smell (I wanna bag it to preserve the smell lol)
- A couple of the rubber pads in the lid of the case are missing, one has a tiny hole where it was, the other a metal ring with no pad
- The keys are very uniform color so it was probably diligently put back in its case when not in use, but has some dings and scuffs, but the paint job isn't cracking much

Story:
Wasn't going to buy another typewriter any time soon but I live smack dab in the middle of upstate NY where LC Smith, Corona and Remington were located and I decided I want one typewriter that is manufactured close to home. Some searching led me to this typewriter. Officially can't say I'm not a collector anymore. I'm fascinated by how this folding typewriter works despite the keyboard and carriage being 2 separate pieces that just stack on each other, but this typewriter has a traceable history all the way back through its life, so i decided to buy it.

History:
- Manufactured in 1919 based on serial number, in Groton NY (about 60 min drive away from me)
- Branding on the unit is "Sold by Booth of Utica NY" which is where I currently live
- I was able to locate information on this store, because it turns out Booth (Hartwell W Booth, Born May 7th 1883) was a State Assemblyman for this area from 1919 to 1922 and an old State legislator publication talks about each of the representatives in their Red Book. In May of 1911, he joined Royal Typewriter Company in Albany NY, then moved to Utica to head Royals Utica Office. In January of 1913, he started his own office supply store where he sold Typewriters, office furniture and filing cabinets, and also was proprietor of a whole sale Typewriter sales company for businesses called Welland Sales Company of Utica NY.
- The person who sold this to me said this belonged to her Great Grandfather (who is probably the original owner) Charles Hebbard who was a local photographer and would use this typewriter to document and log the date, location and details of almost every picture he took. The Typewriter has been handed down to one of his kids who was packing things to move.

I'm weary of using this typewriter for extensive use (mainly because i don't know how robust this is or isn't), but one of the hobbies I have is photography and I recently acquired some old Polaroid cameras I would like to use in the near future to take some photos of the mountains up north, so maybe I could use it to print the info for those pictures and continue the legacy.

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Hunter: Frederick Parker (Kw3str)

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Retro Gaming enthusiast who loves mechanical things. My goal is to have a personal library with a section open for a "History of Typing" display which has prompted me to gather a selection of typewriters to compliment my computers going back to Commodore Vic-20 (also for creative writing). I started with a small collection I found in thrift stores and am currently rounding out my collection with more specific pieces that compliment my collection.



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