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1954 Rheinmetall KsT

Serial #385388

1954 Rheinmetall KsT

Ribbon color selector knob protrudes through opening in ribbon cover, unlike later KsTs which have a more-conventional arrangement -- a selector lever on the right of the keyboard. Has 3/4 instead of 1 on same key as exclamation point. Carriage/escapement mechanism held in place by two latches. Made in USSR-occupied Germany.

Owned By: Mark Rosenzweig

Username: MarkR
Status: Typewriter Hunter
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Galleries: 71
Collection: 71
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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.

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