Thursday, January 23, 2020

Historical Technology Books - 42 in a series - How to use Corona: The Personal Writing Machine

Technology isn't just computers, networks and phones. Technology has always been part of the human experience. All of our ancestors have looked for ways to help them survive and do less work for more gain. has a host of old technology books (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. Many of the technologies discussed within these books are being put to use again these days in the back to the land" and homesteading movements. You might even find something that could address one of your own garden or farm issues but has been lost to time and history. Enjoy! --Douglas
Historical Technology Books - 42 in a series - How to use Corona: The Personal Writing Machine
The invention of a reliable (and in this case, portable) typewriter was an amazing advance for human productivity — probably nearly as great a leap as the invention of the computer. Sure, computers allow us to do much more automated work, but typewriters removed much the slowness and drudgery of creating documents of all sorts. It was a huge leap at the time. — Douglas



The Personal Writing Machine


In preparing this book the manufacturers of Corona have endeavored to explain the operation and care of their machine in the simplest manner possible. It is in- tended that the book be kept on hand for future reference. While possessing all the labor-saving devices of the modern correspondence typewriter, Corona is extremely simple in construc- tion and operation, there being only 692 parts as opposed to 2,000 or 3,000 in the ordinary machine. However, the operator should not gain the impression that, because of its simplicity, it is not liable to derangement, if mistreated or neglected.

Even though you are an experienced operator, read this book carefully. As you know, there are lots of ways of doing a thing — but only one right way.

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