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1958 Rheinmetall KsT Serial # 489772 1958 Rheinmetall KsT typewriter, Serial # 489772 James Gifford's 1958 Rheinmetall KsT typewriter. 2016-09-06 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 1958 Rheinmetall KsT Serial # 489772 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?

1958 Rheinmetall KsT #489772

Status: Sightings
Created: 09-06-2016 at 06:08PM
Last Edit: 09-06-2016 at 06:10PM


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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?

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Hunter: James Gifford (giffer)

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I am a writer and book editor as well as a collector of typewriters. It started with an Hermes 3000 desktop, which I stupidly sold last year, but now another sits on my desk for typing envelopes with a beautiful sans serif typeface. I type every day on different machines in my collection, which stands at about 60 at the moment. Favourites include my two 3000s, a 1930s Smith-Corona Silent, the Olivetti Studio 44 (red case), and a crinkle, chrome-encircled Royal Quiet Deluxe. I have also been finding very inexpensive Royal 10s of late; I currently own three, two from the 1910s and the other a later model, and another (1931) I sold to a friend at cost for his son, who appreciates vintage things. I am always on the lookout for new and interesting machines and often trade or sell to try new models. Living and working in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.



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