The maroon colored Travis was a burst of sunshine in an otherwise drab industry full of typewriters finished in black. However, I should mention that at least one all-black example is known. The Travis was produced by the Philadelphia Typewriter Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was invented by Byron A. Brooks who also invented the McCool and the Brooks. The Travis is rare today and very desirable (specially by me).
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