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1920 Corona 3 Serial # 528282 1920 Corona 3 typewriter, Serial # 528282 Bronson Beals's 1920 Corona 3 typewriter. 2020-11-10 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Bronson Beals: 1920 Corona 3 Serial # 528282 I found this little gem tucked away in the deep recesses of a local antique store in fairly poor shape. Everything seemed to be sticky and slow and didn't even space. Afer some serious work in the guts of the machine, including putting back springs that had fallen out, tightening the mainspring, etc., I shined up the visible levers and gizmos as well as the keys. After flusing the segment and cleaning the type, this machine was ready to go. I also put a new shrink-wrap platen onto it which works great, as well as new feet from Steve Dade. After all that, everything seems to be working great! It is the best working mahine in my collection and the one that I use most frequently! It is also the only techincally antique typewriter in my collection, clocking in at exactly 100 years old! After all the work that I did on it, though, I have good faith that it will last another hundred years! Steve told me that this machine is an automatic, though the ribbon that I put into it doens't have eyelets, so it really isn't an automatic more than a manual reverse. Good to know that it could be automatic ribbon reverse though! Overall, I think that this machine, though not rare as the tag read, is a wonderful testament to typewriter culture and is an icon in typewriter hitory. It is one of my favorites in my collection and one that I will continue to treasure for years and years to come!

1920 Corona 3 #528282

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Bronson Beals (bealsb834)
Created: 11-10-2020 at 04:54PM
Last Edit: 11-10-2020 at 04:55PM


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I found this little gem tucked away in the deep recesses of a local antique store in fairly poor shape. Everything seemed to be sticky and slow and didn't even space. Afer some serious work in the guts of the machine, including putting back springs that had fallen out, tightening the mainspring, etc., I shined up the visible levers and gizmos as well as the keys. After flusing the segment and cleaning the type, this machine was ready to go. I also put a new shrink-wrap platen onto it which works great, as well as new feet from Steve Dade. After all that, everything seems to be working great! It is the best working mahine in my collection and the one that I use most frequently! It is also the only techincally antique typewriter in my collection, clocking in at exactly 100 years old! After all the work that I did on it, though, I have good faith that it will last another hundred years! Steve told me that this machine is an automatic, though the ribbon that I put into it doens't have eyelets, so it really isn't an automatic more than a manual reverse. Good to know that it could be automatic ribbon reverse though! Overall, I think that this machine, though not rare as the tag read, is a wonderful testament to typewriter culture and is an icon in typewriter hitory. It is one of my favorites in my collection and one that I will continue to treasure for years and years to come!

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Hunter: Bronson Beals (bealsb834)

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I'm an amater typewriter collecter and restorer and I enjoy finding old, beat-up machines which I can fix up. I find it very satisfying watching somnething start so rough and become as close as possible to what it was possibly over a hundred years ago. I aslso read and write politcal satire in my spare time (on typewriters of course!) Always having a project on hand is something that I love in order to minimize boredom and increase productivity. Typewriters, I find, are such great mechanical wornders and they isllustrate how it is possible to get things done in a much simpler manner than we do today.



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