I lately acquired an antique typewriter that everyone is telling me is a Fay-Sholes No. 7. Interestingly, the model number does not appear on the paper table, as it does on other Fay-Sholes. Instead, it displays an eagle emblem. Using a magnifying glass, I was able to detect the words “Made in the U.S.A.” in the red portion, and “New York Export & Import” in the blue portion. The lettering on the base of the typewriter is mostly rubbed off.
I did find a serial number (I think) under the back, right corner of the typewriter. It reads “805.” There is a “v” or “7” nearby and a long irregular “7” or “L” near a rod (perhaps this is just a stray mark). I checked TypewriterDatabase.com, but no serial numbers are listed for later models of the Fay-Sholes.
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