1931 Smith-Corona "Flat-top"
Up for sale is an absolutely breathtaking Smith-Corona "Flat-top," made in 1931. This typewriter was Smith-Corona's first flat top model, and it ended up being an extremely popular and successful design. This individual model was only referred to as the "Smith-Corona" and was only made for a few years with the medallion on the main ribbon cover (1931-1933) before it was re-labeled as the Corona (the 'Smith' half was dropped until later) Standard, Sterling, or Silent. You can read more about this model and other Smith-Coronas on the following website: http://sevenels.net/typewriters/s-coronas.htm
This typewriter itself is in amazing condition, and is fully functional right down to the bell. The beautiful original army-green paint is in great shape as well, with only minimal wear or imperfections. The labels are also in great shape, and only show some wear on the rear of the machine. Some of the nickel plating is lightly worn and doesn't shine 100%, however none of it is flaking or rusting. Most of it still shines like new. The rubber feet have been replaced, so are brand new. The carrying case shows some minor wear, but is in exceptional condition for its age- including the original leather handle. Although this typewriter is fully functional and works perfectly, it would not be my first choice to write a novel on. That being said, this typewriter is still an amazingly smooth and reliable machine to write on, and can definitely be used frequently despite its old age. Universal ribbons fit this typewriter perfectly, and are available on this site. The owner's manual for this machine can be accessed for free here: https://site.xavier.edu/polt/typewriters/CoronaInstructions1937.pdf
If you're looking for an absolutely beautiful conversation piece that also doubles as an amazing machine to type on, then this is a highly collectible investment!