It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue

Is there anything cuter than a retro typewriter? Up into even the 1970s, the typewriter was beautiful and functional. In the 80s, they start getting all boxy and electric and sort of look like computers.


This pretty pale blue Olympia DeLuxe manual typewriter I scored at a garage sale in Norman. The girl was obviously a collector of mid-century items as she had several typewriters, hard case luggage and even some vintage clothes. I bought a cute green carry-on suitcase, this typewriter, and 2 piece 1960s suit and a cashmere sweater set. All for reasonable prices! Quite a load for a listing on Craigslist for a yard sale.

This one even types in cursive! Made in Germany. It comes with its own case so it is “portable”. Sort of the first laptop, eh. Although it still weighs 20 lbs. What all the fashionable journalist or college students would have used.


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