Vintage typewriters are definitely one of my favorite wedding details – whether typing out a love note or using them as a fun guestbook alternative, they always add undeniable style and charm to photos. 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 Hermes and I think it would be a fantastic statement piece at an elegant black tie wedding:
About the typewriter:
This gorgeous black glossy Hermes Media typewriter dates back to around the 1950s and was made in Switzerland. I purchased this typewriter in Paris at the Marché aux puces de la Porte de Montreuil while I was in town for CB’s Parisian Inspiration shoot.
The typewriter is in excellent vintage condition and has no chips or cracks. All keys are working and the return bell lets out a delightful ring. The typewriter measures approximately 10.5″ wide, 11.5″ deep and 5.5″ high.
The typewriter comes with its original hard carrying case. The only visible wear is found on one of the closing clasps of the carrying case which no longer works. However, you can still close the case and carry it (carefully) with the handle if you need to transport it. Also included in the case is the original cleaning brush tool (with the darling Hermes logo on it).
Note: Because this is a European typewriter, the keys are in a different layout than American typewriters. However, all keys are fully functioning. Also, the typewriter ribbon appears to have dried out a bit so it will probably need to be replaced with a fresh universal ribbon to produce crisp letters (super easy to find on Amazon!).
Price: $235.00 + shipping SOLD!
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 through the USPS.
Even though this pretty sold, I still have several other lovely typewriters for sale! Peruse my full selection of vintage typewriters for sale!
Photography and styling by Sarah Darcy of Classic Bride blog.