I purchased this from a San Francisco Craigslist seller.
Carriage easily removed.
I found the thin metal Rheinmetall badge wedged inside the machine behind the segment when I removed the carriage. It may have been there for years. It is a Rheinmetall logo variant that is very different from the usual Rheinmetall logo. I re-attached it.
Serial number is located next to right ribbon spool.
S in triangle on the back appears to be quality mark used in the GDR. S= "Sonderklasse für sehr gute Qualität (Special class for very good quality)" and the numerical information below it refers to the origin of the product.
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I'm a novice collector with a very small collection of mostly nonfunctional typewriters. I enjoy tinkering and repairs, so I am slowly but surely putting these typewriters back into service.
Carriage is easily removed
Rheinmetall badge found inside typewriter while cleaning
S in triangle on the back appears to be quality mark used in the GDR and the numerical information below it refers to the origin of the product.
Serial number located next to right ribbon spool
tab setting and release