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McCarthy Typewriter Sells for $254,500

Auction for machine smashes $20K estimate

(Newser) - The typewriter Cormac McCarthy used in creating his novels sold today for $254,500, smashing presale estimates of its value. Christie's auction house had projected a winning bid of about $20,000 for the Olivetti manual machine on which McCarthy wrote The Road and No Country for Old Men, among... More »

Cormac McCarthy Gets New (Old) Typewriter

50-year-old Olivetti may fetch $20K at auction

(Newser) - Cormac McCarthy has typed his last on the ancient Olivetti on which he's pounded out more than 5 million words since 1963, and the battered machine is now up for auction. The author of No Country for Old Men and The Road picked up the typewriter at a pawn shop... More »

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