I have another gorgeous typewriter to share today – I found this gem several years ago at an antique market in Germany during my years living in Europe. I love seeing typewriters as a wedding detail – whether used to type a love note or as a fun guestbook. The darling I’m sharing today is a vintage Olympia and I think it would be a fantastic statement piece at a wedding or in a home:
About the typewriter:
This is a gorgeously classic model that from my research, I believe dates back to around the 1930s. The typewriter is in excellent vintage condition and has no chips or cracks. There is some gentle wear and tear – minimal rusting on the metal body and the gold “Olympia” script is quite faded (as seen in the photos).
The typewriter measures approximately 13″ wide x 11″ deep x 6″ high which makes it rather petite compared to other typewriters – I find its size to be quite adorable! The typewriter comes with its original hard carrying case. At some point in time, the handle on the carrying case was replaced with a chain which makes it functional (as shown in a photo below). The case locks but seems to have trouble staying closed.
Note: Because this is a European typewriter, the keys are in a different layout than American typewriters. However, all keys are fully functioning. The return bell is the only thing that does not seem to work – a general repairman would probably be able to fix this quite easily. 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: $290.00 + shipping (free shipping to domestic U.S.)
If you have any questions or you’re interested in the typewriter, message me at sarah[at]classicbrideblog.com. Payment is accepted via PayPal and I ship with USPS.
Below you can see the carrying case that comes with the typewriter. At some point in time, the handle was replaced with the chain shown:Peruse my full selection of vintage typewriters for sale!
Photography & styling by Sarah Darcy.