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1926 Corona 4 Serial # 6K14560 1926 Corona 4 typewriter, Serial # 6K14560 Javier Vazquez del Olmo's 1926 Corona 4 typewriter. 2018-03-28 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 1926 Corona 4 Serial # 6K14560 Somehow I couldn´t resist getting this little machine. Not especially cheap and not exactly in good condition, but I saw great potential in it. The Spanish keyboard is a big bonus for me, apart from the flashy retailer badge on the front.

As much as I don´t like the Corona 3, the 4 seems to be a step forward in terms of performance and reliability. If only this one worked properly...

It´s complete but neglected. If I manage to dedicate it enough time it´ll be back into action, but as for now it can´t even type a line. I´ve squeezed a typeface sample out of it with carbon paper and manually returning the typebars to the resting position. The feeding rollers are also quite badly beaten up, and the allignment is... "peculiar".

1926 Corona 4 #6K14560

Status: My Collection
Created: 03-28-2018 at 06:13AM
Last Edit: 03-28-2018 at 06:17AM


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Somehow I couldn´t resist getting this little machine. Not especially cheap and not exactly in good condition, but I saw great potential in it. The Spanish keyboard is a big bonus for me, apart from the flashy retailer badge on the front.

As much as I don´t like the Corona 3, the 4 seems to be a step forward in terms of performance and reliability. If only this one worked properly...

It´s complete but neglected. If I manage to dedicate it enough time it´ll be back into action, but as for now it can´t even type a line. I´ve squeezed a typeface sample out of it with carbon paper and manually returning the typebars to the resting position. The feeding rollers are also quite badly beaten up, and the allignment is... "peculiar".

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Hunter: Javier Vazquez del Olmo (Javi)

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The first typewriter I saw was my grandpa´s Olivetti Linea 98 at the office. It was just a curio for me. Then I was given a Nakajima, which I didn´t use and my grandfather took it from me because it was easier to handle than the bulky Linea 98. Now I own that typewriter, and I started a little collection in Valladolid, Spain. The Nakajima, which is "my" typewriter only returned home in 2017, almost 20 years later, when he wanted a better typewriter.

A collection that started small grew into something bigger, a nuisace for my family and a great source of satisfaction for me.



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