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1930 Corona 4 Serial # J6A06720 1930 Corona 4 typewriter, Serial # J6A06720 James Gifford's 1930 Corona 4 typewriter. 2019-12-11 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 1930 Corona 4 Serial # J6A06720 I found this black-and-gold Corona 4 in a nice little antique shop by the river in Enola, Pennsylvania, while visiting with family in Harrisburg. It was a steal at $72, to me anyway. It had been sitting on the floor for five months without selling. Toronto is a highly competitive and expensive market at the moment. Cleaned-up and working, this machine would sell for $300-400, Canadian dollars. Regardless, I love this little guy and plan to keep it in my collection for a while.

1930 Corona 4 #J6A06720

Status: My Collection
Created: 12-11-2019 at 10:12AM
Last Edit: 12-11-2019 at 10:12AM


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I found this black-and-gold Corona 4 in a nice little antique shop by the river in Enola, Pennsylvania, while visiting with family in Harrisburg. It was a steal at $72, to me anyway. It had been sitting on the floor for five months without selling. Toronto is a highly competitive and expensive market at the moment. Cleaned-up and working, this machine would sell for $300-400, Canadian dollars. Regardless, I love this little guy and plan to keep it in my collection for a while.

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I am a writer and book editor as well as a collector of typewriters. It started with an Hermes 3000 desktop, which I stupidly sold last year, but now another sits on my desk for typing envelopes with a beautiful sans serif typeface. I type every day on different machines in my collection, which stands at about 60 at the moment. Favourites include my two 3000s, a 1930s Smith-Corona Silent, the Olivetti Studio 44 (red case), and a crinkle, chrome-encircled Royal Quiet Deluxe. I have also been finding very inexpensive Royal 10s of late; I currently own three, two from the 1910s and the other a later model, and another (1931) I sold to a friend at cost for his son, who appreciates vintage things. I am always on the lookout for new and interesting machines and often trade or sell to try new models. Living and working in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.



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