Ribbon color selector is on right near platen. Key on far left of top row is for dejamming when two keys are pressed simultaneously. Note long curved metal piece below typing point — it's a spring steel typebar rejector to help move the typebars back from the typing point after impression.Unlike most machines where you pull out or push in a button or the entire knob to disengage the platen from the line space mechanism, you actually unscrew the right platen know a few turns to disengage the platen.
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I have collected typewriters since the early 1970s. My first collectible machine was a Mignon, but I also had everyday typers then, first a Voss ST-24 and an Olivetti Praxis 48, and then a Hermes 3000 and a Hermes 10. Over the last decade or so, I've turned my focus from early machines (Lambert, Blickensderfer, Hammond, Smith-Premier, etc.) to portables.
Besides typewriters, I also am avid about Studebakers, and have had a 1964 Studebaker GT Hawk since 1979.