1924 Dayton Portable #BN-330
Created: 02-06-2013 at 09:52PM
Last Edit: 09-14-2013 at 10:28AM
Dayton, one of perhaps 7 known to still exist. Rough condition. From the collection of Bill Wahl at Mesa Typewriter Exchange. This is the highest serial number known, and all other surviving Daytons are painted in a flat-texture "Battleship Grey" usually with blue pinstriping. This example was probably produced towards the end of the Dayton's production run, and the black paint may have been a cost-cutting measure as Dayton began to have cashflow problems.
I previously reported the serial number as "BX-530" but on revisiting the machine and taking better pictures, I now revise the serial number to "BN-330"
- Kroy 80K Lettering System and a Dayton Portable Typewriter
- Day of the Dayton, Typewriter of the Damned (Ohio City)
- Photo on Misra Records website of a Dayton. Maybe an elusive 7th surviving example?
Hunter: Ted Munk (munk)
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