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1939 Rheinmetall Portable Serial # 230015 1939 Rheinmetall Portable typewriter, Serial # 230015 Reinier Verkleij's 1939 Rheinmetall Portable typewriter. 2023-09-15 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Reinier Verkleij: 1939 Rheinmetall Portable Serial # 230015 Rheimmetall portable, in a beautiful red colour. Machine has two serial numbers; the one on the body says 45.060, the other 230.015. Not sure why, but I'm assuming 230.015 is the serial to the machine.
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1939 Rheinmetall Portable #230015

Status: Sightings
Hunter: Reinier Verkleij (DonaldDutchie)
Created: 08-19-2023 at 05:17AM
Last Edit: 09-15-2023 at 01:51PM


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Rheimmetall portable, in a beautiful red colour. Machine has two serial numbers; the one on the body says 45.060, the other 230.015. Not sure why, but I'm assuming 230.015 is the serial to the machine.
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The case. Has some signs of a few former inhabitants; namely, woodworms.
The case. Has some signs of a few former inhabitants; namely, woodworms.

The locking mechanism. A bit odd; the button needs to be turned 90°.
The locking mechanism. A bit odd; the button needs to be turned 90┬░.

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Locking tabs to lock in the typewriter by the rubber feet. There is one on the other side as well. Turn 90° and it slides out.
Locking tabs to lock in the typewriter by the rubber feet. There is one on the other side as well. Turn 90┬░ and it slides out.

Bought this in Hilversum, which happens to be where it was originally purchased. Back when most if not all phone numbers were only a few digits. Had to be connected manually by phone operators.
Bought this in Hilversum, which happens to be where it was originally purchased. Back when most if not all phone numbers were only a few digits. Had to be connected manually by phone operators.

Serial number on the body; 45060
Serial number on the body; 45060

Serial on the carriage; 230015. This is probably the right one.
Serial on the carriage; 230015. This is probably the right one.

Hunter: Reinier Verkleij (DonaldDutchie)

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