One of my favorite wedding details is when couples include a vintage typewriter in their day and today’s Tiffany Blue-hued machine is perfect for spring brides! Besides being majorly chic, typewriters can be super functional during the wedding while also adding a heaping dose of style and charm to your photos. My favefavefave is when couples type out love notes to each other on vintage typewriters – it’s just the best, isn’t it? It’s also darling when typewriters are used as guestbooks. Today I’m sharing one of my favorites that I scooped up while brocanting my way through France while living in Germany. It’s a vintage Olivetti and I think it would be quite a statement piece at a spring wedding:
About the typewriter:
This is a gorgeous Olivetti Lettera 22 Manual Portable Typewriter dating back to around the 1950s. The painted metal casing is a delightful shade of blue. The typewriter comes with its original carrying case and which zips up (shown in a photo below) and has a cute handle that makes transporting a cinch. Also included are the original cleaning tools and an original paper with information on the typewriter.
This deliciously retro typewriter is in excellent vintage condition and has no chips or cracks. The only visible wear is found on the inside of the carrying case – there are a few stains and discolorations on the inside of the case but overall, it is in superb condition. All keys appear to be working and the return bell lets out the most delightful ring.
However, if you’ll be looking to use this machine to type on a daily basis, you might want to have it conditioned by a repairman to ensure it’s up to the task.
The typewriter measures approximately 10.5″ wide x 12″ deep x 3″ high.
Note: Because this is a European typewriter, the keys are in a different layout than American typewriters. Also, the typewriter ribbon has dried out a little bit so it will probably need to be replaced with a fresh universal ribbon to produce crisp letters. The current ribbon is still working but the ink is slowly fading.
Price: $248.00 + shipping
If you have any questions or you’re interested in the typewriter and would like to request a shipping quote, just message me your zip code at sarah[at]classicbrideblog.com. Payment is accepted via PayPal and I will ship with USPS.
Original carrying case, cleaning supplies and info sheet.
Photos & styling by moi.