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.
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.