Years ago I posted about a Mercedes Selekta typewriter I'd found, and about how I couldn't translate the manual. It turns out that there's a very pleasant person out in the ether with the same trouble, and more than that, his machine is broken. The manual is in the most dense, multisyllabic German I have ever seen, so I can't be of any help to him. I'm hoping we could at least get some of the manual translated, so his machine will become un-stuck.
Many, many thanks. Of all the requests I've gotten over the years of having this blog, this was the most charming. (Or second most-charming; I dunno.)