Made in 1926
The typestyle is Pica (10 characters per inch)
Carriage Width is 9.75 Inches
With Carry Case and Facsimilie Manufacturers Instruction Book
Case colour is Gloss Black, with White Keyboard
I have dismantled, cleaned, lubricated and adjusted the machine for best performance.
A new Black/Red Ribbon has been fitted.
The American-made Corona Four was first introduced in 1924. Previously, the Corona company was a one-model manufacturer making the very successful but already dated folding 3-bank portable. The new model wasn't quite enough to keep the firm going, and in 1926 they merged with 'L. C. Smith', makers of office typewriters to become the manufacturer later known as Smith-Corona. The Corona Four continued in production as late as 1940, continuing to sell as a cheaper and more basic alternative to the more sophisiticated portables that the company developed in the 1930's.
This is an early example, featuring the rack escapement and carriage largely carried over from the Corona folding portable. Within a few years the machine has been deveoped further with a conventional wheel escapement, different carriage bed and an alternative ribbon lift mechanism.
Fully refurbished and with all rubber parts recently replaced, this is a fully practical typewriter ideal for writing the occasional letter. Furthermore, at 94 years old, it is practically an antique !