Monday, October 19, 2009
Hermes, My Love
I present to you: the Hermes 2000. Ah, how I love thee, my Hermes! Isn't it just lovely?
I got this at an estate/garage sale...well, I got this after an estate/garage sale. I saw it and loved it but didn't buy it (I love all old typewriters but I don't collect them. Ahem). The price was more than right--like, jaw-droppingly right--but still... So I went home and obsessed about my lost treasure. The sale was only on Saturday morning so I couldn't even go back for it. I got out some stationery and wrote up a little note asking the people to please call me if it hadn't sold or been carted off to Goodwill (!). Mailed that on a Monday a.m. and got a call on Tuesday: "If you want it, you'd best drive up and get it--it's going off to the thrift store tomorrow a.m." Vrooom...and it's mine! Turns out it was purchased in in the 1950s in L.A. at Bullocks Wilshire (a place I knew and loved well) so that the lady of the house and her brother could type their school papers on it. And the man of the house had typed his master's thesis on it. A well-loved and well-used little machine.
It's typewriter love, y'all!
This post is part of a "blog party" over on the new blog Flea Market Style--every Monday a blogroll o' folks will be posting their latest flea market/estate sale/barn sale treasures. There are more than 120 blogs playing along, so go check it out if you're so inclined...