1909 Fox 27 #41786 P5786
Status: My Collection
Created: 08-20-2016 at 12:08PM
Last Edit: 08-20-2016 at 12:09PM
One of those odd cases where the machine is actually incredibly rare, but its just not worth all that much. I was able to grab this Fox Model 27 for only $150 plus shipping, and i'm one machine closer to having each visible model.
This machine doesn't have a backspacer, which places is in early 1909 or sometime in 1908. I think that it helps confirm that Fox quite possibly didn't use serial numbers in a consecutive manner, and very well may have had an odd, personal system.
I also wasnt expecting to find a model serial number on the machine, but lo and behold there it was. Interestingly enough, the P was mainly used to denote the Model 24, so it may have actually been used to denote any machine that wasnt a Model 23. Netting the numbers prove that its on the production track as the Model 24's, with the result being 36,000 for both models when netted (on later machines).
Someone replaced the degraded rubber feet with wood, which I found to be hilarious. The carriage is missing its front ball bearing, which needs a small guide, so that will be hard to find a proper fix for. Feed rollers are roached, the varnish is degraded, and its missing some parts.
Oh, and somehow (despite being impossible) the right side shift arm is only connected on one pivot, with nothing broken. Defies logic.
Still, I'm ecstatic to own it.
Final note, its got a later style switchable speed-escapement. Now I know what those look like.