Either there is something natural about Foxes migrating to north Idaho, or I'm secretly trying to collect them all. The world may never know.
You may recognize this battered machine as the one and same Fox Typewriter previously possessed by Mr. Mark Adams of Type-Writer.Org. In obtaining it from him, I have secured that most vital piece of the restoration puzzle I have been missing; a parts machine. Though I believe that with alot of time, effort, and love, I could have made this machine whole once again, this machines sacrifice will provide for the currently dissassembled No. 23 two shifting arms, a nickel carriage push, an unbroken front bar, and any other odds and ends I might need. For my No. 25, it will provide tab stops and a stencil key top. And its ball bearings will be of great use.
The Foxes continue to arrive en force. I also was able to purchase, in a weak moment (though for a very reasonable and worthwhile price), another Fox, this one a No. 24. Most excitingly, it had its case! And I must say I've never seen such a heavy duty case. Don't mind the dings, this things thick steel.
And finally, having arrived with the currently disassembled No. 23, my new watchful protector. He protects the workbench at night from the evil that would harm any innocent typewriter.
The invasion has changed the pecking order for my current list of machines. Previously, Underwood took top spot in terms of numbers, but it now ties with Fox;
Before the invasion began, I had just finished up on this little guy. The original layer of paint had been messed with pretty badly by some previous owner, so I went ahead and scrubbed it all off. With a little polish, and some water avoidance, this steely little 3-bank stands out amongst the crowd.
The Underwood 5 now has its full keyboard. The freshly painted key levers contrast outstandingly against the red frame, and the cleaned nickel just adds to the whole look.