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1917 Fox Portable 1 Serial # 549 1917 Fox Portable 1 typewriter, Serial # 549 Ryan Wright's 1917 Fox Portable 1 typewriter. 2019-10-21 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Ryan Wright: 1917 Fox Portable 1 Serial # 549 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...

1917 Fox Portable 1 #549

Status: My Collection
Created: 10-21-2019 at 05:55AM
Last Edit: 10-21-2019 at 06:08AM


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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...

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Serial # 549
Serial # 549

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