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1936 Corona S Serial # 1S 50906 1936 Corona S typewriter, Serial # 1S 50906 Dan Johnson's 1936 Corona S typewriter. 2017-06-04 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Dan Johnson: 1936 Corona S Serial # 1S 50906 This is a math typewriter in beautiful and fully operational shape. Math keys include square root, uppercase sigma, delta, pi, and superscript 2. I'm guessing this was specialized for statistical math.

1936 Corona S #1S 50906

Status: My Collection
Created: 06-04-2017 at 10:25AM
Last Edit: 06-04-2017 at 10:34AM


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This is a math typewriter in beautiful and fully operational shape. Math keys include square root, uppercase sigma, delta, pi, and superscript 2. I'm guessing this was specialized for statistical math.

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Hunter: Dan Johnson (rdj)

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I have always loved typewriters along with other kinds of well-engineered tools and devices such as slide rules, calculators (particular HP), radios, cameras (particularly Nikons), and microscopes. In addition to appreciating their intrinsic beauty and utility, they represent "things that need to be figured out to be understood". That's how I first learned about computers and programming in the 1970s, by figuring things out for myself. It's activity in which I never seem to tire of engaging.

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