The Fox 24 front strike remains a beautiful machine even more than a century after its introduction. But, it has more than a pretty face.
Even the most skilled typists of the day were unable to "crash" the typewriter. The typebar arrangement helped keep them from piling up, the escapement didn't skip at speed, and thanks to its basket shift it made shifting faster and easier.
The Fox 24 isn't a rare machine and is often seen on eBay, which is where this one was found. Despite that, it is still an essential machine in a collection of antique typewriters and is a favorite of mine.