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1930 Corona 4 Serial # J5A02500 1930 Corona 4 typewriter, Serial # J5A02500 Amanda Wood's 1930 Corona 4 typewriter. 2023-10-12 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Amanda Wood: 1930 Corona 4 Serial # J5A02500 Marketplace purchase 10/12/2023. Came out of the seller's barn, belonged to her grandmother. Case is in surprisingly good condition for being in a barn for decades! Typewriter is very dusty internally and does have a few mechanical issues, but was able to get a typeface sample out of it.

The carriage return lever does not advance the platen more than it does. It seems something is disconnected or disengaged and prefers to roll the platen smoothly rather than lock in, but every so often it does click. Strange. Need to find some documents on the mechanics of this old fella and see if I can straighten it out.
The back bar that holds the margin stops is super swively to the point I cannot change the margin stops. Also needs attention.
Black setting on the ribbon does not move the ribbon vibrator, but red does. Further attention.
Q bar is notably bent. Least of my concerns for now. Almost every other key strikes well.

May 1930 production.

1930 Corona 4 #J5A02500

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Amanda Wood (typesofthought)
Created: 10-12-2023 at 02:16PM
Last Edit: 10-12-2023 at 02:18PM


Description:

Marketplace purchase 10/12/2023. Came out of the seller's barn, belonged to her grandmother. Case is in surprisingly good condition for being in a barn for decades! Typewriter is very dusty internally and does have a few mechanical issues, but was able to get a typeface sample out of it.

The carriage return lever does not advance the platen more than it does. It seems something is disconnected or disengaged and prefers to roll the platen smoothly rather than lock in, but every so often it does click. Strange. Need to find some documents on the mechanics of this old fella and see if I can straighten it out.
The back bar that holds the margin stops is super swively to the point I cannot change the margin stops. Also needs attention.
Black setting on the ribbon does not move the ribbon vibrator, but red does. Further attention.
Q bar is notably bent. Least of my concerns for now. Almost every other key strikes well.

May 1930 production.

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The bottom all the way around is the most banged up painted bits, but the rest of the body seems in great condition.
The bottom all the way around is the most banged up painted bits, but the rest of the body seems in great condition.



J5A02500 - May 1930
J5A02500 - May 1930

Hunter: Amanda Wood (typesofthought)

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I am quite new to the typewriter world (first bought 6/2023), but I sort of jumped right in with three typewriters in my first week. I am interested in the mechanics of manual typewriters, as well as have an affinity for cleaning up long-forgotten gems. I'm a Smith-Corona fiend, but any nice typewriter will do!



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