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RESERVED! 1961 Supermetall KsT Typewriter
  • RESERVED! 1961 Supermetall KsT Typewriter

    €560.00Price

    What a presence this typewriter has on a desk, in a room! This is a 1961, Supermetall Kst typewriter, in an unusual two-tone blue colour.  The wonderful two-tone blue gives it a look that is both gentle and powerful. It has a hip 1960s sleekness to the design. Supermetall, manufactured by Rheinmetall is known by typewriter enthusiasts to be a very high-quality typing machine. The body colour finish is completely original and is unblemished by sun or any other factors. This typewriter has been well-protected and very well cared-for during its lifetime. 

    Please note that this typewriter has the original QWERTY keyboard, unlike most Supermetall and Rheinmetall typewriers offered for sale. It is in exceptional condition in every way. It is fully working and has been fully serviced, aligned and adjusted. We have outfitted this KsT with a new ribbon so you can start typing immediately. It comes with a lovely, hard case in excellent condition.

    This Supermetall typewriter comes from a senior officer with the Holland-America Lines passenger ship company. It was carried by him many times around the world on various ocean voyages throughout his career.

    Acme typewriters have been the choice of discerning collectors and writers more than 1,000 times since we began selling online in 2016. We safely ship your typewriter from our store in the Netherlands and delivery time to the US averages only 3 days—this is a quicker delivery time even than most domestic shipments within the US!  Acme typewriters are guaranteed to arrive safely at your door, are covered by a 1-year warranty, and come with lifetime customer-care. 

    With an ACME Typewriter, you know you are getting a fully-working--as original--typewriter. The only thing that you have to do is sit down, put paper on the roller and start typing. Your typewriter comes with the "Acme" lead certification seal which permanently identifies it as a genuine Acme-restored typewriter and provides for a one-year warranty at no charge. In terms of an investment, the Acme Seal proves that this machine was restored in 2023 by the Acme Type Machine Company. This can add value in the event that you wish to sell this typewriter in the future.

    Mechanically this typewriter is in perfect working condition. All systems have been checked and adjusted or aligned as necessary. It has been thoroughly cleaned and properly lubricated for years of service.All the chrome is unblemished and uncorroded. The keytops are in excellent condition without any signs of fingernail scratching or any other damage. Everything works as it should and as originally designed. 

    The keyboard is standard US/UK (QWERTY) and has accent keys for European languages. The typeface is a refined and elegant Elite with 12 characters to the inch.

    It comes with the original case which is in excellent condition inside and outside. There are a couple of minor blemishes on the outside of the case and the edges of the handle show some wear. The interior has minor marks where the typewriter feet have sat for decades and some small wear marks. 

    For a discussion of Rheinmetall/Supermetall typewriters visit:
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