ACADEMY MUSEUM EXCLUSIVE
Gold-plated Typewriter Pendant Necklace inspired by items in the Academy Museum's permanent collection.
Widely used throughout the history of film making - the typewriter has been the tool of choice for Hollywood writers.
Although many modern typewriters have one of several similar designs, their invention was incremental, developed by numerous inventors working independently or in competition with each other over a series of decades. As with the automobile, telephone, and telegraph, a number of people contributed insights and inventions that eventually resulted in ever more commercially successful instruments. Historians have estimated that some form of typewriter was invented 52 times as thinkers tried to come up with a workable design.