Teenagers Among Those Who Still Love Typewriters

January 21, 2016
Photo: Typewriter Repair 2
This is a "Corona Three Special," or folding typewriter. The "special" indicates it is a colored machine, rather than black. It was considered portable -- the carriage folds over on top of the keyboard, so it will fit into a very small case. The "three" indicates there are three rows of keys on the keyboard. This machine is likely from the 1920s.
Photo: Typewriter Repair 1
The "Mercantile" is a rare, vintage typewriter from the early 1900s. Lowell Plum is repairing one at Arrow Office Products in Boulder, Colorado.