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1928 Corona 4 Serial # 1M10953 1928 Corona 4 typewriter, Serial # 1M10953 Denise vanRijswijk's 1928 Corona 4 typewriter. 2024-03-28 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Denise vanRijswijk: 1928 Corona 4 Serial # 1M10953 Found this beautiful Corona Four in a second-hand store in the Netherlands. Bought it for 40 euros and it only needed a little love. The left spool was very loose, the ink ribbon was dried out and covered in mold, many letters got stuck. The store clearly didn't think a lot of it and they told me it was there for a long time already so they really wanted it to be out of their way. You can see a picture of how I found it in the store.

After a bit of cleaning and tightening some screws, it works like a charm again. Only the rolling of the paper wasn't very smooth, because the back plate is probably a little bit bent (or the platten is not good anymore), but I have now solved that by placing a clamp behind the little rollers. I didn't want to bend the iron back and this was a quick solution.

When I saw it in the store I was still a little hesitant to buy it, because I was already on my way out with an Olivetti Studio 42. But I am so glad I did! This classic beauty was really the one that made me fell in love with old typewriters. I was surprised how quickly I patched it up and it is now in very good condition. You often see that these models no longer have the original metal spools or covers, but they were still there. Even the gold letters still look perfect and it isn't rusty at all! You really wouldn't say that this typewriter is almost 100 years old. I bought it with the original case including a cleaning brush. Now looking for an original manual.

1928 Corona 4 #1M10953

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Denise vanRijswijk (dvanrijswijk)
Created: 03-28-2024 at 03:48AM
Last Edit: 03-28-2024 at 08:54AM


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Found this beautiful Corona Four in a second-hand store in the Netherlands. Bought it for 40 euros and it only needed a little love. The left spool was very loose, the ink ribbon was dried out and covered in mold, many letters got stuck. The store clearly didn't think a lot of it and they told me it was there for a long time already so they really wanted it to be out of their way. You can see a picture of how I found it in the store.

After a bit of cleaning and tightening some screws, it works like a charm again. Only the rolling of the paper wasn't very smooth, because the back plate is probably a little bit bent (or the platten is not good anymore), but I have now solved that by placing a clamp behind the little rollers. I didn't want to bend the iron back and this was a quick solution.

When I saw it in the store I was still a little hesitant to buy it, because I was already on my way out with an Olivetti Studio 42. But I am so glad I did! This classic beauty was really the one that made me fell in love with old typewriters. I was surprised how quickly I patched it up and it is now in very good condition. You often see that these models no longer have the original metal spools or covers, but they were still there. Even the gold letters still look perfect and it isn't rusty at all! You really wouldn't say that this typewriter is almost 100 years old. I bought it with the original case including a cleaning brush. Now looking for an original manual.

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How I found it in the second-hand store
How I found it in the second-hand store

Hunter: Denise vanRijswijk (dvanrijswijk)

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Travel blogger and former Graphic Designer from the Netherlands, with a passion for writing, illustrating and photography. Deeply in love with my Corona 4 from 1928, which started my interest in finding beautiful typewriters and fixing them up. I mainly like classic typewriters (with glass keys) from the 20's, 30's and 40's. But I am still in a search for an even older model.



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