Until colored enamels had been developed, black was the color of choice. Occasionally, companies would produce white or ivory machines, such as the Corona 3 in the window display above, or the Remington Portable [No. 1] which was issued in limited numbers in “ivory” in 1924.
These machines are highly collectible, but hard to detect. Rebuilt typewriters were sometimes repainted, so identifying an original machine can be difficult.
From Typewriter Topics, April 1922 —
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