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1958 Rheinmetall KsT Serial # 499201 1958 Rheinmetall KsT typewriter, Serial # 499201 John Cooper's 1958 Rheinmetall KsT typewriter. 2020-06-05 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of John Cooper: 1958 Rheinmetall KsT Serial # 499201 The platen is rock hard, the backspace mechanism is worn out and needs replacement, and the tabulator doesn't work for reasons yet undiagnosed. But the type is as sharp and clear as the keys are snappy, and it's a joy to use. Purchased without a case. Sold in June 2020.

1958 Rheinmetall KsT #499201

Status: Sightings
Created: 03-02-2019 at 06:13PM
Last Edit: 06-05-2020 at 10:29PM


Description:

The platen is rock hard, the backspace mechanism is worn out and needs replacement, and the tabulator doesn't work for reasons yet undiagnosed. But the type is as sharp and clear as the keys are snappy, and it's a joy to use. Purchased without a case. Sold in June 2020.

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Cool "Germany USSR Occupied" stamp. Also note the East German quality mark in the center. The S signified the highest quality product, suitable for export and competition with Western products.
Cool "Germany USSR Occupied" stamp. Also note the East German quality mark in the center. The S signified the highest quality product, suitable for export and competition with Western products.

Unusual touch selection mechanism in the bottom right, above the bell, connected to the spring at bottom center.
Unusual touch selection mechanism in the bottom right, above the bell, connected to the spring at bottom center.


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