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1958 Rheinmetall KsT

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1958 Rheinmetall KsT

File this one under "Decision, Stupid." I didn't find this typewriter all that useful due to the Nordic keyset, so I sold it. Now I don't have a Rheinmetall with a Nordic keyset. Stupid. I even carried it across the Atlantic (I bought it in Oslo). I bought it and a red Hermes Baby and a grey Consul, also with Nordic keysets, which I also sold, from a guy in the north of Norway who I was pretty sure was selling off grandma's things, all three typewriters for the equivalent of CAN$100. Did I mention I sold them? What was wrong with me?

Sighted By: James Gifford

Username: giffer
Status: Typewriter Hunter
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I have suddenly become a typewriter collector. It started with one purchase and has ballooned to a collection of more than forty in less than a year. I'm learning fast but I'm still a novice compared to others in the typosphere, including here in Toronto, where I haunt thrift shops and antique markets, and even the occasional basement. I'm a former magazine writer and published author, and a professional book editor by trade, and I learned to type on manuals despite the proliferation of electrics, so I like to think I come by my sudden and rather manic passion honestly.

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