Cormac McCarthy's old typewriter was recently put up at auction and went for over $200,000. Crazier than this is the fact that he actually wrote on the thing! More than a dozen novels, plays, short stories, screenplays, and everything else he's put down to paper!
From the NY Times:
Glenn Horowitz, a rare-book dealer who is handling the auction for Mr. McCarthy, said: “When I grasped that some of the most complex, almost otherworldly fiction of the postwar era was composed on such a simple, functional, frail-looking machine, it conferred a sort of talismanic quality to Cormac’s typewriter. It’s as if Mount Rushmore was carved with a Swiss Army knife.”
Read more, here.
I'm off... to get some writing accomplished!