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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Nick T:
1962 Soemtron KsT

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1962 Soemtron KsT
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Status: My Collection
Created: 07-30-2014 at 09:31PM
Last Edit: 03-13-2015 at 06:47PM

Soemtron Serial Numbers
Soemtron Typewriter Galleries
Soemtron KsT Typewriter Galleries


Pica type
German keyboard

Gütezeichen: Good quality (1)

This is not a rebranding, no, this is the end of the line for the Rheinmetall KsT. By 1962, the Rheinmetall and Supermetall names were replaced with Soemtron, a new brand created by VEB Büromaschinenwerk Sömmerda to reflect the focus on electronic calculators.

I hold this typewriter in very high esteem; it's an outstanding example of design, and of course, great to type with.


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Nick T
Username: schreibstang

I started collecting typewriters in 2006, but what started it all was using my mother's Brother Student-Riter XL1 in 2004. The next year I received my grandma's Smith-Corona Silent, which was enough to hold me over for a little while but eventually led to an obsession with manual portable typewriters.

1962 Soemtron KsT Photo Gallery

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