Corona

Corona Standard (floating shift)

S/N: 1C125321
Colour: Gloss black
Manufactured Groton, New York, 1936

Corona Silent (floating shift)

S/N: 1S35959
Colour: Burgundy
Features: Quick release platen, tabs
Manufactured Canada, 1935-6


Corona Four

S/N: B-2P-06718 (colour-month & year-number)
Colour: DuPont Duco Channel Blue 
Manufactured Groton, New York, 1933-34?
Colourful Coronas remind me of the original iMacs which came in different flavours: lime, strawberry, blueberry, grape, and tangerine. This one came from Watford, Hertfordshire, with a bare wooden platen. I drove over to pick it up with Robin. While we were there, the woman (there's always a woman) brought out a post-war Adler with a jammed carriage. I couldn't help her un-jam it.  A very beaten-up (during shipping) black 4-bank provided the donor platen, now installed. See V-1E-00070 below.

Corona Four


S/N: G-3B-05206
Colour: DuPont Duco Bruce Green and Gold
Manufactured Groton, New York, May-June 1932

Corona 4 

S/N: V-1L-00300
Colour: DuPont Duco Black gloss with crackle finish contrast panels
Manufactured Groton, New York, January 1927
Smaller than usual typeface. A tooth is missing on the escapement cog, vertical rivers appear miraculously as you type. Body style resembles the later "Junior".


Corona 4


S/N: V-1E-00070
Colour: DuPont Duco Black gloss with crackle finish contrast panels
Manufactured Groton, New York, January 1924
This machine was damaged in transit from Portsmouth. The seller refunded my £16. It has been the donor machine for the two coloured model 4s above, but with a bit of bending and tweaking, it still works. 

Corona 3 

S/N: 74191
Colour: Black gloss
Manufactured Groton, New York, 1916