Just in time for Valentine’s, I’m sharing this incredibly chic and oh-so-glossy black & white typewriter for sale today! As you know, I love seeing typewriters featured in weddings (writing love notes, serving as guestbooks or creating a fun kids station) but they could also make the most swoon-worthy Valentine’s gift! Today I’m sharing an absolute favorite that I scooped up while antiquing in Germany.
About the typewriter:
This gorgeously *rare* vintage Seidel & Naumann Erika typewriter features retro glass & chrome keys. On the front of the typewriter, just below the space bar, it reads (although very faded) A.-G. vom Seidel & Naumann Dresden. From my research, it looks like this typewriter dates back to the pre-WWII 1930s.
This German typewriter is in excellent vintage condition. The casing is a shiny black and is in great condition with the exception of a little rusting in spots. It does appear that portions of the casing may have been touched up with black paint and there is a small (barely noticeable) crack near the blue “S&N” circle – you can see this in the photos if you look closely. The keys are working except for the ‘A’ which would probably be an easy fix by a repairman. The return bell no longer dings so if you’ll be looking to use this machine to type often, you would probably want to have it conditioned by a repairman. The typewriter measures approximately 10.5″ wide x 11″ deep x 4.5″ high.
The typewriter comes with its original wooden carrying cover/case which shows a little wear from age. The carrying case lost its original handle at some point and was replaced with red cording – the last photo in this post shows the carrying case. The typewriter is screwed onto the bottom portion of the carrying case (as shown in the photos) and can be removed if desired.
Note: Because this is a German typewriter, the keys are in a slightly different layout than American typewriters (called QWERTZ rather than QWERTY). Also, the typewriter ribbon has dried out a bit so it will probably need to be replaced with a fresh universal ribbon to produce crisp letters (easy find on Amazon!).
Price: $445.00 + 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.
Here’s a peek at the carrying case:ps. Check out all of my typewriters for sale.
Photography and styling by Sarah Darcy of Classic Bride blog.