1927 Corona Four
Up for sale is a beautiful Corona Four, which was manufactured in America in 1927. This typewriter is in amazing condition both cosmetically and mechanically, and is fully functional right down to the bell. This typewriter is a very attractive machine, especially in the impressive condition that it is in despite being over 90 years old. The glossy black paint shines just about as nicely as it did the day it left the factory, with the only flaws being micro-scratches and some small areas of missing paint. The original golden labels are in great shape, and show very little signs of wear. The rubber on this machine also remains in acceptable shape, although the rubber feet do show their age a little.
This typewriter is missing the ribbon spool covers, which is only a cosmetic complaint, and does not impact the functionality of this machine in any way. I have re-threaded the original metal spools with fresh ribbon, which I recommend doing when the time comes for a new ribbon. Universal spools will fit this machine perfectly, but the modern plastic spools don't look nearly as authentic and attractive as the original spools.
As I mentioned before, this typewriter is fully functional, and is a decent typer. It can definitely be used to write as frequent as you wish to use it, but I do not recommend writing anything extremely heavy on this machine (a novel, for example). Still, this typewriter can easily be used to write notes, letters, etc. with ease.
The carrying case has some visible wear, which is to be expected for a machine this old. The case is still completely functional and does its job perfectly.
The owner's manual for this machine can be found for free here: https://site.xavier.edu/polt/typewriters/CoronaFour.pdf
If you're in the market for an amazing looking portable from the roaring '20s that can still be used to this day, then this is a perfect choice!