When did Smith Corona stop making typewriters?

When did Smith Corona stop making typewriters?

The mechanical calculator sector was wiped out in the early 1970s by the production of cheap electronic calculators, and the typewriter business collapsed in the mid-1980s due to the introduction of PC-based word processing.

Is a Smith Corona typewriter worth anything?

Corona Typewriter Some of their earliest typewriters were elaborate confections of metal arms and a circular type section; these have sold for $150 and under.

How much is an old Smith Corona typewriter?

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Are typewriters worth money?

Typewriters that were made in the 1940s or earlier, especially those manufactured in the 19th century, may be worth some money if they’re still in working order. Non-working antique typewriters are typically worth about $50, but refurbished models can earn $800 or more.

How do I know what typewriter ribbon I need?

Almost all manual typewriters use half-inch-wide ribbons, and most typewriters can use dual-color ribbons (such as red and black), so look for one of those — they look nice and can be useful.

How do you revive an old typewriter ribbon?

While carbon ribbons have to be replaced, if your typewriter uses a traditional ink ribbon, you can easily re-ink the ribbon yourself. Stamp pad ink is a great way to refresh a dry or well-used ribbon, but you can also use WD-40 to revitalize dried ink.

When did Corona become Smith Corona?

In 1926 the company joined with the L. C. Smith & Brothers Typewriting company to become Smith-Corona. Smith-Corona manufactured typewriters and typewriter accessories throughout the 20th century, becoming Smith Corona Marchant in 1958.