It’s a mutt… a Corona-stein thing (love it)!

Thanks to the wonderful/in-depth information provided by Mr. Ed Neuert (Editor Etcetera) I have learned a great deal about my Corona 3.  He was even kind enough to add it to the comment section of my last post (thank you).  Ed requested more images… so I have add more below.

He wrote:

Yes, that’s a way low serial number on the frame. But it does look like an “improved” carriage assembly was added, as your machine has a fan-shaped ribbon color switch that dates from after the August 12, 1912 patent filing of U.S. Patent 1,121,044 (the original straight ribbon switch, which rode on the body of the machine instead of the carriage, was covered by U.S. Patent 1,121,042, filed on Feb. 6, 1912 — this patent also shows a “cut out” ribbon vibrator arm that was present on the two earliest machines I have, the ones with the straight switch).
Plus, your machine has a solid segment, instead of pivot-bars, so that’s a much later piece, and the actual key tops look like they came from later in the run (note the black-on-white shift keys, as opposed to the white-on-black shift keys of other early Coronas) .
It looks like someone inserted the carriage and guts of a newer Corona into the old frame of your machine. It is certainly possible to do this.  I did an experiment one day to see if the solid segment as it first existed from January to December of 1915 could be removed and installed in an earlier machine — it worked perfectly. (Don’t worry, I reversed the process and put the two machines back in proper chronologic shape afterwards.)…
1912? or something Corona 3
1912? or something Corona 3

 

A typewriter’s value is like each morning…

Every day is free… and a beautiful day costs as much as a cold or hot one.  What makes a day special any day of the week is what you do with it.  Same is true with a typewriter… if you use it or just look at it; it’s value is within you and that is all that truly matters.

1935 LC Smith & Corona #8
1935 LC Smith & Corona #8

 

12mph Bowling ball…

Went bowling… the facility tracks the speed of your bowling ball (guess I spent my years at older alley’s)… I found myself watching the speed results more than the score.  Instead of being concerned about the lane conditions and placement of the ball; I kept thinking (can I get it up to 20!)… then I threw my arm out.  I can see how this added information can be helpful… I just bowled for 50 years without knowing it.  The screen animations also showed suggested placements of the ball to pick-up spares… and people seem to be bringing more balls to select from.  I recall when I moved up to two (dry lanes/wet lane) and considered a ball just for spares (which would bring my total up to four) and stopped… having a great score every game just did not mean that much to me…  I decided I could be happy with my two balls.

1971 Smith Corona Super G
1971 Smith Corona Super G