4wheelgreg

Fox Car Company Philadelphia Pa

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Hi Guys 

New guy here on this site . I just picked up a a lot of car parts and what i would consider memorabilia from the Fox car company in the 1920's in Philadelphia . 

I did not see to many Fox related  , I know A.H. Fox was more known for his shotguns but did do a run at bulding cars and equipment related .

The original building is long gone , I found my treasure in another building , parts and equipment was owned by a guy who worked for Fox , I got the stuff from his grandson along with lots of other cool car stuff .

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The only existing Fox is a sedan that for decades was owned by a fellow from central NY state, he sold the car to Harrah's and when Harrah's collection was sold off in part a friend in Pa. bought the Fox and his name is Tom Kidd. Tom is the perfect owner for the car and it is well preserved.

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3 hours ago, 4wheelgreg said:

 

The original building is long gone , I found my treasure in another building , parts and equipment was owned by a guy who worked for Fox , I got the stuff from his grandson along with lots of other cool car stuff .

Wonder if there are any race car related bits, Philadelphia was a hub for high end AAA racing in the 1920's. Bob 

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8 hours ago, Walt G said:

... a friend in Pa. bought the Fox and his name is Tom Kidd. Tom is the perfect owner for the car and it is well preserved.

 

51 minutes ago, 29 franklin said:

I think Tom would be very interested in this find. His Fox is a beauty 

 

Wow, the depth of knowledge on this forum is amazing.

Rare memorabilia comes to light, and only an hour later,

the ONLY remaining Fox car is identified!

 

I suspect that Greg and Tom Kidd would have a very

productive time if they got together.  At least, Mr. Kidd

would love seeing the memorabilia;  and I'm sure he would

like to unite his car with the items if you want to sell them, Greg.

Wouldn't Fox car parts be a Godsend to the owner of a Fox car?

 

Walt G., who is a nationally experienced automotive writer,

could surely put the two parties together--for interest, if nothing else.

 

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Perhaps put a post out on the Franklin forum for:  "Tom Kidd, please contact me via PM." and hopefully he will find you.   

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Thanks for the great information guys , most people in philadelphia do even know that cars were made in Philadelphia .

Philadelphia had a lot of manufacturing in the early 1900's people are not aware of .

Check out this was part of the Fox parts find .

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I don't believe that charger would date from the era of the Fox automobiles

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38 minutes ago, Walt G said:

I don't believe that charger would not date from the era of the Fox automobiles

Not period of the car is my best guess, but imagine it in a Sy-Fy movie - you could control the World. 

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