1932 Corona Four
Up for sale is a stunning Corona Four which was manufactured in 1932 and painted in DuPont's DUCO Black color. 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 excellent shape overall, but does have a few cosmetic flaws. Most notably, it's missing the ribbon spool covers. The platen knobs seem to have been replaced at some point in this machine's history by red Corona four knobs that were painted black, with a lot of the black paint worn off.
This typewriter is fully functional right down to the bell, however this is not a machine that you'd want to write heavily with. It is definitely equipped to write something like letters or notes, however I would not chose this machine to write a novel on. The platen and feed rollers were freshly re-covered by JJ Shorts, so that is a major bonus for this machine's usability.
When it's not being used, it makes for a heck of a conversation and decoration piece. Universal ribbons will fit this machine, however it wouldn't be a bad idea to pick up a set of original metal spools to re-thread since the spools are exposed.
The owner's manual for this typewriter can be downloaded here: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9INR5ltu-o8NXFFUVNpdWZSalk/edit
If you're looking for an absolutely stunning colorful '30s typewriter that's still functional and in great shape, then this is a beautiful choice. And if you can find matching ribbon covers, you have yourself a great deal!