The Lettera 32 Olivetti typewriter on which Cormac McCarthy typed all his novels for more than forty-five years (an estimated 5 million words) has sold at auction for $254,500. Mr McCarthy originally purchased the typewriter in 1963 for $50. He didn’t go electronic though, an old friend replaced it with another Lettera 32 Olivetti. The cost of the ‘new’ typewriter: $20.
The NYTs Story is HERE.