I took a trip to MTE today to drop off the books I had borrowed, and pick up a new batch. This time, among the piles I dug up 4 Parts Books from Smith Corona, of particular interest:
All Carriage Shift Models (1953 & 1957)
Includes: Corona Three, Corona Four, Junior, Zephyr and Skyriter
All Floating Shift Models (1953 & 1957)
Includes: “Smith-Corona”, Comet, Comet Deluxe, Silent, Sterling, Standard/Clipper, Super and Silent Super.
Same beautiful illustrations as the 1947 Adjustment Manuals, and chock full of interesting details, such as a list of all EIGHT Corona 3 “Models” or major variations:
Oh, one thing this Parts manual suggests to me is that at least as late as 1957 you could order factory brand spanking new parts for *any* machine made by Corona as far back as 1912. If you so desired, you could probably have ordered the parts to assemble a complete “70,000 Series” Corona 3 identical to one made in 1912. Wow.