Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Mézières-sur-Issoire Brocante

A big event for Mézières - a brocante!  The weather was good, although humid and showers were forecast.  Still, there were plenty of stallholders and lots of visitors...

Early on...

Early on... 2

I took these photos when I first arrived and it was even busier later!

I was very lucky - I found another typewriter.  Another Hermes Baby.  It's in good condition - if a bit dirty - and even has the original guarantee (though not dated)...

Baby with guarantee

They must have made this Baby for a lady as it has a really pretty moiré lining...

Moiré lining

...and a faux leather carrying case...

Baby To Go

The serial number (found behind the carriage, on the right and also printed on the guarantee) - 5976965 - means that the machine was made in 1950.  Not quite as old as me, but close!

I've been seeing a lot about typewriters lately - maybe because I have become interested - and it's nice to know that, like hand-worked sewing machines, there is still a way to do things other than purely by hand or purely by electronic machines.

typosphere

4 comments:

marigold jam said...

Do they still have all those sheep along the roadside in Messiers? Glad you got something you wanted is it a French keyboard?

Elizabethd said...

I did love the brocantes, always something amazing to gaze at.
How many typewriters is that now??

Babajeza said...

I might look for a typewriter too. In honour of the old days. ;-)

quilterliz said...

G'day penny. Great photos. Is a Brocante the same as a market? How many typewriters do you have now.? Take care. Liz...