1930 Corona Four
Up for sale is a Corona Four which was manufactured in 1930 and painted in DuPont's DUCO "Mountain Ash Scarlet" paint scheme. More information on this machine's paint finish can be found on the following page: http://www.sljohnson.net/typewriter/corona/Corona-Duco.html
This typewriter is in fully functional shape down to the bell, however it has a lot of character cosmetically. This machine also has new rubber feet, and the feed rollers and platen have been ground down very slightly to lengthen life and help performance.
As you will notice by the pictures, there are lots of scuffs and areas of missing paint, particularly on the rear of the machine. A lot of surface rust had to be removed from the machine, and some still remains, however any remaining rust is light and does not impact the functionality of this machine. The nickel plating is slightly pitted, so it does not shine like new, however it does allow this typewriter to show its age with character. While this machine is fully functional, I would not really recommend using this machine for heavy use such as writing a novel, however it does have a new carriage drawband, so there is no harm in using it as frequently and heavily as you wish.
This typewriter will require the following ribbon: http://www.vintagetypewritershoppe.com/catalog/item/3814274/3503503.htm, otherwise you can purchase the universal ribbons from my site- but keep in mind that you will need to trim the edges of the spools by a few millimeters in order to fit the ribbon covers on and allow the spools to take and feed the ribbon as you type.
The owner's manual for this machine can be found here: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9INR5ltu-o8NXFFUVNpdWZSalk/edit
Keep in mind that this machine does not have a carrying case- which is likely part of the reason why it is in the cosmetic condition that it is in.
If you're looking for a pretty classic portable in fully functional shape that can still be used frequently, then this is an excellent choice.