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19XX Corona Zephyr Serial # can't find 19XX Corona Zephyr typewriter, Serial # can't find James Gifford's 19XX Corona Zephyr typewriter. 2019-12-11 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 19XX Corona Zephyr Serial # can't find I picked up this Corona Zephyr at Goodwill. Sadly, it's missing its ribbon covers, but it's still a neat machine. For the life of me I can't find the serial number. I''m wondering if I need to take off the bottom plate (I don't have a screwdriver that small at the moment) and it could be there, but any insight welcome. It's a filthy machine and the pencil erasings have nearly fused to the machine over the years so it will take a good degunking to poke around and, perhaps, find the serial. (Ted, just an fyi that there's a misspelling of Zephyr as Zepyr in the database for the machine.)

19XX Corona Zephyr #can't find

Status: My Collection
Created: 12-11-2019 at 01:34PM
Last Edit: 12-11-2019 at 04:35PM


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I picked up this Corona Zephyr at Goodwill. Sadly, it's missing its ribbon covers, but it's still a neat machine. For the life of me I can't find the serial number. I''m wondering if I need to take off the bottom plate (I don't have a screwdriver that small at the moment) and it could be there, but any insight welcome. It's a filthy machine and the pencil erasings have nearly fused to the machine over the years so it will take a good degunking to poke around and, perhaps, find the serial. (Ted, just an fyi that there's a misspelling of Zephyr as Zepyr in the database for the machine.)

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Right side showing carriage rail and frame. Can't seem to find the serial number.
Right side showing carriage rail and frame. Can't seem to find the serial number.

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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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