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This blog is about the daily activities in a busy typewriter shop. I want to share with you the many interesting people who come in here, the beautiful machines I get and most of all the great typewriter stories that people share with me!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

A 1935 Animal Keyboard Corona Standard

This is the first animal keyboard Corona I have seen.

The bright colors have faded a bit on this machine.






10 comments:

  1. Wow, animal keyboards! I've never even heard of such a typewriter. It must be really rare.

    How interesting that you are selling more standards. A good sign I think. Cheers to the holidays, Tom!

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  2. That Corona with animal keys is super! I have never seen or heard of one before. It's great that you are able to sell more typewriters, especially standards.

    I discovered last year how helpful typing on a manual typewriter can be for strengthening ones hands after I crashed my bicycle, broke one hand and injured the other one. I started typing as soon as I could and even surprised the P.T. at the speed of the recovery and if I miss typing my one hand will still be stiff. Type for awhile and no stiffness the entire day. I truly hope the recovering stroke patient has as good or even better success.

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  3. The animal Corona cleaned up nice!

    I hadn't thought about typewriters as therapy for stroke victims, it sounds like an excellent idea.

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  4. I must admit, I'm getting back into Standards myself. I must visit your shop one of these days now that I'm in the East coast. One day...

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  5. Hi Ton- Animal keyboard are rare indeed! As luck would have it, Richard P. happened to visit the shop a few hours after it came in and remarked what a rare find it was. My customer was thrilled to know that she now owned a valuable vintage typewriter. I think she's still giving it to her niece.

    Bill- Sorry to hear you wiped out so bad. I had a few when I was young where I went over the handlebars. Glad your better. Years ago doctors recommended typewriters but you don't hear that too much anymore.

    Richard- Thanks. I can remember as far back as twenty-five years ago repairing machines to be used as therapy. I still get a couple a year in.

    a typebarhead- I'm glad to see standards selling again. The portables get all the glory but standards are the benchmark. I love when visitors come in and talk shop so if you're ever in the neighborhood...

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  6. The animal corona seems to be missing the right paper finger. Is that correct?

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    1. Good spot Martin. Looks like a new platen though. I may open a typewriter shop if business is so good... but I'd come to grief with complicated repairs.

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