12.08.2009

It’s The Road For Cormac McCarthy’s Old Typewriter

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.

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