I had a Corona that had been calling out to me since the fall, a 1940 Corona Sterling three-stripe Speedliner. I really loved how the Corona decal shone from the black crinkle paint ribbon cover. But this machine had a fatal flaw, rust that had struck the segment, springs and levers on the 7, J and N keys. Everything else was fine and I thought I could repair it, but I ended up breaking the linkage on the N key. I set it aside and let my frustration subside- oh if I had been more patient and had learned about Evapo-Rust sooner. My Corona sat in a back room calling out to me. Every time I saw that beautiful ribbon cover I promised myself I would put it to good use. I started keeping an eye out for a "parts machine" that could use a new ribbon cover and then I found a 1947 Silent Speedliner that was selling on the cheap because it's ribbon cover had splotches of white-out on it and one corner had some discoloration. When this new machine arrived I was pleased to find that it was a Pica machine that was in great condition with the exception of the minor cosmetic flaws on its ribbon cover. No worries, I had a beautiful Corona ribbon cover that was calling out to me!
The rusty fatal flaw!
Not really all that bad!
I can see the Corona 4 heritage with the cover off