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1946 Rheinmetall KsT Serial # 259738 1946 Rheinmetall KsT typewriter, Serial # 259738 Javier Vazquez del Olmo's 1946 Rheinmetall KsT typewriter. 2017-05-10 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 1946 Rheinmetall KsT Serial # 259738 Rust Bucket: Reloaded.

This typewriter is in worse condition than expected. Frozen with rust, but somehow the logos have survived. What has suffered the wrath of corrosion is the serial number. I´ve had to reconstruct it with epigraphical tools (i.e. charcoal and paper).

I hope Alberto can deal with this one. If the portables are as good as the big ones, Rheinmetall made truly competent typewriters.

1946 Rheinmetall KsT #259738

Status: My Collection
Created: 05-10-2017 at 09:31AM
Last Edit: 05-10-2017 at 09:32AM


Description:

Rust Bucket: Reloaded.

This typewriter is in worse condition than expected. Frozen with rust, but somehow the logos have survived. What has suffered the wrath of corrosion is the serial number. I´ve had to reconstruct it with epigraphical tools (i.e. charcoal and paper).

I hope Alberto can deal with this one. If the portables are as good as the big ones, Rheinmetall made truly competent typewriters.

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What an oversized carriage.
What an oversized carriage.

Briken drawband. It´s that wriggly worm on the right, crawling out from under the typewriter.
Briken drawband. It´s that wriggly worm on the right, crawling out from under the typewriter.




Hunter: Javier Vazquez del Olmo (Javi)

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The first typewriter I saw was my grandpa´s Olivetti Linea 98 at the office. It was just a curio for me. Then I was given a Nakajima, which I didn´t use and my grandfather took it from me because it was easier to handle than the bulky Linea 98. Now I own that typewriter, and I started a little collection in Valladolid, Spain. The Nakajima, which is "my" typewriter only returned home in 2017, almost 20 years later, when he wanted a better typewriter.

A collection that started small grew into something bigger, a nuisace for my family and a great source of satisfaction for me.



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