Original U.S. WWII 1942 Dated Army Officer Folding Field Desk by Kleber Trunk & Bag Company WITH Corona Typewriter
Original Item. Only One Available. This 1942 dated Army Officer table top fold out desk original paint in overall fine condition. Drawers function and hinges operate smoothly. This is a wonderful portable mobile desk, ones in excellent condition are exceptionally difficult to find. Comes complete with original Corona Typewriter and brass data oval to top which reads in part:
Stock No. 26-D-135
TENT. SPEC. CQMD. 11-15-40
CONT. No. W.199-QM-25487
KLEBER TRUNK & BAG Co.
Measures 20 ½” x 15 ¾” x 14 ¼” when closed.
The typewriter appears to be complete but some of the keys stick and could definitely do with a cleaning. The brand of the typewriter is Smith Corona. Smith Corona is an American manufacturer of thermal labels, direct thermal labels, and thermal ribbons used in warehouses for primarily barcode labels. Once a large U.S. typewriter and mechanical calculator manufacturer, it expanded aggressively during the 1960s to become a broad-based industrial conglomerate whose products extended to paints, foods, and paper. The mechanical calculator sector was wiped out in the early 1970s by the production of cheap electronic calculators, and the typewriter business collapsed in the mid-1980s due to the introduction of PC-based word processing.
With the success of their Corona model in 1914, Standard Typewriter Company was renamed again and became the Corona Typewriter Company. Smith Corona was created when L. C. Smith & Bros. united with Corona Typewriter in 1926, with L. C. Smith & Bros. making office typewriters and Corona Typewriter making portables.
Production shifted from typewriters to various military weapons and parts during World War II. In October 1942, Smith-Corona Typewriter Company began producing M1903A3 Springfield rifles at its plant in Syracuse, with assistance from Remington Arms and High Standard Manufacturing Company.
Comes more than ready for display.
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