Antique Corona Adding Machine c.1930



The is an antique metal and Bakelite adding machine by Corona. The body is Bakelite, metal, and wood on the handle. The lever pulls forward and back working the inner mechanisms but doesn't print on the paper. The black, white and red push button numbers are Bakelite, the first plastic produced. The piece has retained its original finish and is in good condition with appropriate patina for its age.
  • CREATOR L.C. Smith & Bros. Typewriter Company (manufacturer)
  • MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Steel, Metal, Bakelite.
  • CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • DIMENSIONS H 8 in. W 10 in. D 16 in.


The L.C. Smith & Bros. Typewriter Company was founded in Syracuse, N.Y. on January, 1st, 1903. L.C. Smith & Bros. merged with Corona Typewriter Company in 1925 to become "L.C. Smith Bros. & Corona Typewriters, Inc." headquartered in Syracuse, N.Y.

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