1938 Corona Sterling (2A)
Up for sale is a truly impressive Corona Sterling (2A-Series) which was made in the USA in 1938. This typewriter's original glossy maroon paint finish is sure to turn heads, and remains in exceptional condition. This typewriter would not have been very affordable to many when it was originally manufactured and sold, and so the owner must have made sure to take care of this typewriter over the years. The 2A-Series replaced the Flat-Top body style from the art-deco era and embraced the new era of smooth lines and streamlining that became prominent with cars of the same time period and through the 1940s. The paint is not absolutely mint, however it has very few flaws, as can be seen in the pictures. Finding this model in any original color other than black is already difficult enough, but finding one in this good of shape as well is a really difficult feat. Even the carrying case is in amazing condition, with the latches shining almost like new, and very little wear on the fabric of the case.'
The rubber feet have been freshly replaced, and so they are brand new and should last many decades before needing any attention.
This typewriter is also in fully functional condition, and is a great machine to write with in addition to its striking looks. Despite this machine's age, it remains a typewriter that I can recommend for heavy and frequent use. The ergonomics are surprisingly great and the touch is very smooth and consistent. The typeface is crisp and clear, and is a slightly smaller than standard "elite" font at 12-pitch. This typewriter is also very easy to use and uses universal ribbons which are for sale on this site. The owner's manual can be found here: https://site.xavier.edu/polt/typewriters/SCFloating1938.pdf
If you're into the streamline style and are looking for a sharp maroon machine like this one in near mint shape, then this is a rare opportunity at owning your dream typewriter.