I was thrilled to receive another gorgeous portable typewriter yesterday - this magnificent beast, a 1952 Rheinmetall KsT, arrived safely from Germany. It joins my two other black Rheinmetall portables, both from 1948 (see one of them below). But this is the first one I have owned with the streamlined top section and enclosed ribbon spools. The carriage is virtually identical to the earlier models, but this top section, with the longer, sloping sides, brings a very special and fresh look to the Rheinmetall portable. I love the rich gold trim, too.
Well, the reputation was established between the wars, and maintained after it.
My other Rheinmetall portables are seen below. My "Portables, ETCetera" column in the December issue of ETCetera will be about the history of Rheinmetall portables: