Mark Twain wrote the very first novel that was ever written with a typewriter. That novel was Tom Sawyer.
Cormac McCarthy writes all of his books on a 1963 Lettera typewriter. In 2009, he sold his typewriter at auction for $254,500. He spent $20 to buy an identical replacement.
The standard Chinese typewriter has 1,400 characters.
The first typewriter was called the “literary piano”.