Have you ever seen a typewriter this small? In 1923, Corona released a foldable typewriter weighing just seven pounds (for comparison, that's 1.6 pounds more than a 15-inch MacBook Pro). Unlike other portable typewriters, the New Corona used a standard 10-inch carriage, which meant that it was compatible with standard office documents. While people at the time might have assumed that smaller machines were less capable than large ones, Corona assured us that its portable device came with all of the customary typewriter features -- automatic ribbon reverse, two color ribbon, back space, two shift keys, and more. All this for just $50!
Read the full story in March 1923