1960’s Typewriters

1960’s Typewriters

Our 1960’s Typewriters Are All Working Typewriters

The 1960s were all about change! And, our working 1960’s Typewriters reflect the decade well.

The first walk on the moon, Woodstock, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Politics, and Protests. Our typewriters are a blast from the past. More unconventional designs started appearing and bright colors replaced the standard black. reflecting both space-age dynamics and the influence of hippies and psychedelics.

Our Typewriters from the 1960’s:

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The 1960s a decade of change:

The 1960s is famous for the explosion of creativity that occurred. Perhaps due to a little too much experimentation with drugs or anger over the Vietnam War! Sex, love and rock & roll was the way of the sixties as people found ways to cope with the changes.

It was the decade of anger with the assassinations of JFK and MLK shocking the world. Protesters were everywhere — there was great social unrest.

It was the decade that man first walked on the moon. Woodstock rocked with Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane and The Who! And, Sesame Street first aired on TV.

Hermes Media 3 Typewriter - 1960's typewriters
A writer knows how to dance on the keys of a typewriter like this. Typed on a Hermes Media 3 Typewriter

Famous Writers, Books and Their Typewriters from the 1960s

Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird (1960) – Underwood Portable Typewriter

Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land (1961) – Underwood Electric

Sylvia Plath, Ariel (1965) – Olivetti Lettera 22, Hermes 2000 and Hermes 3000 typewriters

Truman Capote, In Cold Blood (1966) – Smith Corona typewriter

Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969) – Adler Meteor 12

Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five (1969) – Olympia SM7, SM8 and SM9 typewriters

Joseph Heller, Catch-22 (1961) – Smith Corona

Ken Kesey, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1962) – Royal KMM

Rachel Carson, Silent Spring (1962) – Royal Portable

Mario Puzo, The Godfather (1969) – Royal HH

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