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Object ID
2006.14.1
Object Name
Typewriter, Manual
Date Created
circa 1924, 1924 – 1939
Alternative Name
Greek typewriter
Measurements
12.2250200000 cm. H x 33.8150200000 cm. W x 30.3225200000 cm. L The dimensions refer to the dimensions of the case, not the typewriter itself., Item (Overall)
Material
Metal
Object Entities
Corona, (created by)
Rifakes, George (is related to)
Access Points
Object Description
Greek typewriter in black handled case, black with yellow key buttons. The case is black with lines across it. On the front there is a metal handle that used to be coated in the same black stuff that makes up the rest of the case. It is connected to the case by metal hoops. There is also a lock that says "Corona Typewriter Co" and a little knob that must be slid sideways in order to unlock the case. The typewriter itself has yellow keys with black letters. There is an owners manual attached to the lid of the typewriter box with a metal band. The lid of the typewriter box is detachable. The front of the typewriter reads "Corona."
Origin
Typewriters were invented in the 1860s, but were largely displaced by the 1980s. This model corresponds to that of Corona Four, which was made around 1924, since 1924 was the first production year of the Corona Four, and their name changed to Smith-Corona shortly after. The Corona Four was decommissioned when factories were requisitioned to make military weapons at the beginning of World War II. This typewriter was a part of the Emeritus collection.
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Citation
Typewriter, Manual, circa 1924, 1924 – 1939, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/7423. Accessed 04/14/21.