From This Olde Office collection: I think I started off more antique typewriter collectors with a cute folding Corona 3 than with any other collectible typewriter. They are readily available in the black color but colored versions are more difficult to find.
This blue, Corona Special, 3 bank, folding portable typewriter is labeled with the LC Smith & Corona Typewriters, Inc name indicating it was after the LC Smith and the Corona merger in 1927 so we are estimating its date to 1927 since it has both names displayed.
This machine does easily fold as intended but the carriage is not advancing when keys or the space bar are struck. There are small paint losses but the graphics are clear and easy to read. We have estimated its condition rating at 2-3.