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Object Detail


A portable No. 3 Corona typewriter with a black leather covered case. " CORONA " is written in large gold letters above the keyboard and there is worn manufacturing information marked on the bar at the front of the keyboard. The keys are arranged in a standard QWERTY configuration. The typewriter is accompanied by a 16 page user manual.
Production Date
Circa 1912-1930
Credit Line
This typewriter belonged to architect James Chapman-Taylor. He used it to type the text in a photo album covering the construction of Wilkinson's Castle at Pukearuhe. The first of the typewritten pages in the album is headed with the title "SOME THOUGHTS ON THE BUILDING OF HOUSES". The sixth page is signed by Chapman-Taylor. The typewritten pages discuss the process of building the house, the materials used and Chapman-Taylor's thoughts on the nature of the building.
Accession No
PA2010.108

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