1917 Fox Portable 1 #549
Status: My Collection
Created: 10-21-2019 at 05:55AM
Last Edit: 10-21-2019 at 06:08AM
The Portable No. 1 typewriter (also known as the Baby Fox) was produced by the Fox Typewriter Company beginning in 1917. The typewriter carriage collapsed behind the body of the typewriter, becoming flat and easily portable. The keyboard has glass topped keys with a wooden space bar. I think Corona sued Fox for a patent violation. Even though the Corona Folding and this Fox portable are different.
Found at the Pomona Swap Meet for $30.00. As you can see it is missing some parts (ribbon Spools) and will need to be cleaned up. I thought the original case was pretty cool...
Hunter: Ryan Wright (qwerty)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I am an avid typewriter enthusiast with currently over ninety (90) typewriters in my collection (and growing). I am a proud TWDB Patron. I have also collected vintage briefcases (mostly Hartmann) Movie Cameras (8mm & 16mm) and many Fountain Pens. I am the author of the novella 'Killer on the Canvas'. I am also a big Don Quixote fan. I make my home in Southern California.
My Typewriter manufacture dates currently range from 1883 to 1996.
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