1924 Corona Four
Up for sale is a breathtaking Corona Four which was manufactured in the USA in 1924. This was the very first year of production for this model. This typewriter is in near mint shape both cosmetically and mechanically. For being 97 years old, it's hard to believe that this typewriter was preserved and cared for so well. The glossy black paint shines like a mirror, as if it came out of the factory days ago. The golden labels are also flawless, and are not worn off whatsoever. There's not a hint of rust anywhere on this typewriter. Even the case is in great shape for its age. Although I would not recommend using this typewriter heavily, this typewriter is indeed fully functional right down to the bell, and does type very well. The touch is on the heavy end of things compared to newer machines, but that's only by design on this earlier variant of the Corona 4. This typewriter can still be used to write notes and letters every now and then, and this typewriter is reliable at that, however this is not a machine I would recommend writing a novel on. Universal ribbons do not fit this machine- I recommend re-threading the original spools or otherwise ordering a new ribbon specifically made for the Corona Four. The owner's manual can be found here: http://site.xavier.edu/polt/typewriters/CoronaFour.pdf
If you're looking for a beautiful early classic in nearly mint condition that can still be typed on, then this is an excellent option.