Here are typewriters used by some of the most famous writers and storytellers of the last century. The oldest typewriter is J.R.R. Tolkien’s early 1900′s Hammond typewriter.
A bit of information about the writers in case you are unfamiliar with some of the names:
Ernest Hemingway – (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) – Author whose novels include novels include A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls and The Old Man and the Sea.
John Steinbeck – (February 27, 1902 – December 20, 1968) – Writer who penned the following: The Grapes of Wrath. East of Eden and Of Mice and Men.
Bob Dylan – (May 24, 1941) – Dylan is a singer-songwriter and created such songs as “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “The Times They Are a-Changin” and “Like a Rolling Stone.”
Hunter S. Thompson – (July 18, 1937 – February 20, 2005) – As a journalist and author, Thompson wrote The Rum Diary and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
Cormac McCarthy – (July 20, 1933) – Many of McCarthy’s novels have been adopted into motion pictures, such as The Road, No Country for Old Men and All the Pretty Horses.
George Orwell – (June 25, 1903 – January 21, 1950) – Orwell’s work tend to deal with social injustice and seen in the following novels, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Animal Farm and Homage to Catalonia.
J.R.R. Tolkien – (January 3, 1892 – September 2, 1973) – Tolkien is known mostly for his fantasy works as The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.
Jack Kerouac – (March 12, 1922 – October 21, 1969) – An author and poet, Kerouac’s novel On the Road is often considered a pioneering piece in the postwar literary movement the Beat Generation.
Woody Allen – (December 1, 1935) – Annie Hall and 2011′s Midnight in Paris are among the most popular films that were created and directed by Allen.