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.
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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