1935 Corona Improved Model 3
Up for sale is a pretty Corona Improved Model 3 which was made in the USA in 1935. The Corona folding typewriters are most associated with the WWI-era, however this improved version of the Corona Folding was made until 1941. Other than the widened body by the keyboard necessitated by the additional shift and figure keys on the right-hand side, and an improved carriage return lever, the design was largely unchanged since the original Corona folding model 3 from decades earlier.
This specific typewriter is in amazing cosmetic condition, and is also fully functional aside from a ribbon vibrator/color selector issue that only allows for a single-color ribbon to be used. When the time comes for a new ribbon, the ribbon must be thread into the spools that are currently on the typewriter since they are much smaller than a typical typewriter spool such as the universal ribbons that are sold on this site.
This typewriter can still be used as much as you desire, however you will discover why this machine was not designed to be a primary writing device such as a larger portable or standard desktop machine. The 3-bank keyboard can be a bit clumsy and the machine is not ergonomic by any means, but it was not really designed to be.
If you're looking for an attractive classic folding typewriter that can still be used for smaller writing tasks, then this is a nice choice.