World's finest typewriter collection on display



2015-09-09 13:55:21

Typewriters owned by John Lennon, Orson Welles and Ernest Hemingway make up what is reputed to be the finest collection of typewriters in the world - a collection which is currently on display at the Paley Center for Media, in New York.

The 31 piece collection is not the world's largest (Tom Hanks is said to own over 150) but is quite possibly the most noteworthy.

The owner of the collection, Steve Soboroff , doesn't collect just any old typewriter, claiming "I only collect typewriters from people who've been on the cover of Time magazine." 

While this isn't strictly true (LA Times sportswriter Jim Murray's machine makes the collection), it's not entirely false either. Soboroff owns typewriters from some of the most famous figures of the 20th century including Truman Capote, Marlene Dietrich, Rudolph Valentino and of course - Tom Hanks. 

Soboroff is hoping to raise money from charity through the display which will be open to the public until early 2016. 

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tee bee

2017-04-09 15:12:13

..and here I thought that my old Oliver was just another excuse for a boat anchor...



2015-09-09 14:27:08

If I had to choose just one, it would be Capote's.

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