Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Green Alligator

It's been awhile since I decided to check out the local antique stores, so I decided I would take a look around today. Lo and behold, the very first destination I went to netted me a gorgeous Royal portable within about 10 seconds of walking in the door. I didn't notice that the case was actually green until I got it outside, but wow just look at the interior case design as well. Absolutely stunning.

The machine is in what I call "Grandma" shape; likely bought brand new by a young lady in the 1920's or 1930's who kept very good care of it until stored away for awhile, before in the here and now a family member started cleaning out the estate and selling what they found.

Serial number of P62504 puts it as 1929.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Another Fox joins the Skulk.

Though I now get to deal with the added bonus of a cracked front frame due to a rather poor shipping job, this little Fox has joined the collection, and is due for a deep, deep, deep cleaning and restoration. Rust everywhere, typebars wont even budge. But it's all there, and with enough Evaporust, steel wool, and patience, it will look wonderful when its all said and done.

And it's serial number 757, to boot. I like the early machines.

For once, I remembered to take the "Before" pictures of a bunch of spots of the machine, so that y'all can see the difference. Huzzah!

Monday, June 11, 2018

A Few Fox Advertisments

Nothing too special, but thought I would share them anyway. You'll note that as the company clung desperately to life in 1921/1922, their advertising become rather dull. Gone were the days of beautiful illustrations and interesting, eye catching designs.