Reconditioned Corona Zephyr Manual Typewriter - Olive Color - Working Antique Typewriter - Excellent Condition Ultra-Portable - Uncommon

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Reconditioned Corona Zephyr Manual Typewriter - Olive Color - Working Antique Typewriter - Excellent Condition Ultra-Portable - Uncommon

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Item details

Vintage from the 1920s

Materials

Steel, Iron, Rubber, Chrome

This is a Corona Zephyr antique manual typewriter in olive. I've restored this machine to working condition, and it is ready to go as soon as you get it home.

The Corona Zephyr was Corona's entry into the ultra-portable typewriter market. The typewriter is somewhat uncommon as it was designed to compete against the Hermes Baby and was first introduced in 1938, with production halting in 1941. This version only sold for a few years just before the war and was later re-introduced as the Corona Skywriter, though that version had some mechanical changes.

Like all my machines, this Corona 4 has been cleaned, repaired, lubricated, adjusted, and is ready to use a soon as you get it home.

**COSMETIC CONDITION**
Cosmetically, this Corona 4 antique typewriter is in very good condition. The olive paint with the nickel-rimmed, glass-topped keys is a somewhat unique color combination, as most of Corona's olive-colored machines were made after the war, and none of those had the nickel-rimmed keys.

There are some paint scratches and wear marks on this machine, as well as some fading on the decals and some paint, but nothing uncommon for a machine from this time. Overall, this Corona Zephyr is a nice example of a machine that bridges the gap between the pre and post-war years.

This Corona Zephyr does come with a metal snap-on carrying case, but the case does not currently stay closed and lacks a handle. I will try to repair the clasping mechanism and will update this listing if I do.

**MECHANICAL CONDITION**
Mechanically, this Corona typewriter is in good condition. The keys are responsive, all control features function, and it is ready to type with a newly installed black ribbon. Some of the control features are a bit tight, which isn't unusual. The platen is still in relatively good condition and will leave indentations in the page but no cutouts.


**INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING**
Yes, I ship internationally. If you're located outside the continental United States, contact me and I can provide a shipping quote.

**RECOMMENDED BUYER**
I believe this Corona Zephyr ultra-portable typewriter would be excellent for either a collector, designer, or a writer who wants a stylish machine to use for occasional notes, cards, or even letters. This is a great looking machine, and in great shape. This vintage typewriter is ready to be used, but I would not recommend it for someone interested in heavy writing duties. (A later, more user-friendly machine would be better suited to your needs if you intend to write a lot. ) For anyone else, this machine will be a joy.

Thank you, and feel free to contact me with any questions you might have.

- Mark

**ANTIQUE TYPEWRITER**
Corona Zephyr Manual Portable Typewriter
Manufactured late 1930s
Working
Olive with Black Keys
New Ribbon
Reproduction Instruction Manual
Care Guide
**
This is a Corona Zephyr antique manual typewriter in olive. I've restored this machine to working condition, and it is ready to go as soon as you get it home.

The Corona Zephyr was Corona's entry into the ultra-portable typewriter market. The typewriter is somewhat uncommon as it was designed to compete against the Hermes Baby and was first introduced in 1938, with production halting in 1941. This version only sold for a few years just before the war and was later re-introduced as the Corona Skywriter, though that version had some mechanical changes.

Like all my machines, this Corona 4 has been cleaned, repaired, lubricated, adjusted, and is ready to use a soon as you get it home.

**COSMETIC CONDITION**
Cosmetically, this Corona 4 antique typewriter is in very good condition. The olive paint with the nickel-rimmed, glass-topped keys is a somewhat unique color combination, as most of Corona's olive-colored machines were made after the war, and none of those had the nickel-rimmed keys.

There are some paint scratches and wear marks on this machine, as well as some fading on the decals and some paint, but nothing uncommon for a machine from this time. Overall, this Corona Zephyr is a nice example of a machine that bridges the gap between the pre and post-war years.

This Corona Zephyr does come with a metal snap-on carrying case, but the case does not currently stay closed and lacks a handle. I will try to repair the clasping mechanism and will update this listing if I do.

**MECHANICAL CONDITION**
Mechanically, this Corona typewriter is in good condition. The keys are responsive, all control features function, and it is ready to type with a newly installed black ribbon. Some of the control features are a bit tight, which isn't unusual. The platen is still in relatively good condition and will leave indentations in the page but no cutouts.


**INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING**
Yes, I ship internationally. If you're located outside the continental United States, contact me and I can provide a shipping quote.

**RECOMMENDED BUYER**
I believe this Corona Zephyr ultra-portable typewriter would be excellent for either a collector, designer, or a writer who wants a stylish machine to use for occasional notes, cards, or even letters. This is a great looking machine, and in great shape. This vintage typewriter is ready to be used, but I would not recommend it for someone interested in heavy writing duties. (A later, more user-friendly machine would be better suited to your needs if you intend to write a lot. ) For anyone else, this machine will be a joy.

Thank you, and feel free to contact me with any questions you might have.

- Mark

**ANTIQUE TYPEWRITER**
Corona Zephyr Manual Portable Typewriter
Manufactured late 1930s
Working
Olive with Black Keys
New Ribbon
Reproduction Instruction Manual
Care Guide
**

Shipping & returns

Ships from United States
This item may take some time to prepare. Contact the shop to find out when it will ship.
Returns and exchanges accepted
Exceptions may apply. See return policy

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars (172)

Returns & exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Returns and exchange details

I sell vintage and antique typewriters that are no longer made, some of which are 100 years old or more. As much as I'd love to be able to tell you that they will always be problem-free and last forever, I can't, because they won't.

Older machines can develop problems without notice, even if they're properly maintained and loved. I promise to accurately describe, photograph, or video any typewriter I sell. If you want additional photos or have questions about anything, all you have to do is ask. You can also inspect the machines in person if you are in the Kansas City area.

So, to make a long story short, I will accept most returns, but I do ask that you pay for return shipping. If your typewriter does not work as it should upon arrival, I'll accept a return unless it was sold as a display model. Also, if you do experience a problem, many times there is a simple repair that will solve it. I can often walk you through the repair so you don't have to send the typewriter back.

Questions about your order?

Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Shipping policies

Unless otherwise agreed to or specified, I'll ship all typewriters via USPS, FedEx, or UPS at my discretion. I will use the method that is most economical for my buyers, and will ship to anywhere in the continental United States.

If you are located outside of the United States, please contact me before making a purchase. I can usually arrange shipping, but I don't want to make any promises I cannot keep.

As far as packaging goes, shipping typewriters is notoriously problematic for some people. Typewriters have heavy moving parts (the carriages) that can be easily damaged if not properly secured. I lock the carriages on all shipped typewriters if they have that feature, but I may also secure them with additional safety measures. I use a variety of techniques to make sure your machine gets to you in exactly the same condition it was in when I boxed it up.

Please be advised that some typewriters are very heavy, and can weigh 40 pounds or more. These heavier machines naturally have higher shipping costs associated with them.

Payments

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I accept credit cards, PayPal, or Etsy gift cards. If you absolutely must have a machine and cannot pay me with either of these methods, please contact me so we can try to work out a solution. I know how strong the pull of a vintage manual typewriter can be, and I'll do my best to make sure I get your baby to you.

Additional policies

A lot of vintage stuff, especially typewriters, is beautiful and awesome. But I suppose you already knew that.

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