WTF Fun Fact – The Original Cost Of Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury wrote the first draft of Fahrenheit 451 on coin-operated typewriters in the basement of a library at a cost of $.10 for every 30 minutes. The first draft cost him a total of $9.80. – WTF Fun Facts

Source: Ray Bradbury Wrote the First Draft of Fahrenheit 451 on Coin-Operated Typewriters, for a Total of $9.80 | Open Culture

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2 thoughts on “WTF Fun Fact – The Original Cost Of Fahrenheit 451”

  1. Based on a quick search of ads for typewriters from 1953, it appears to be 10-15% of what you could get a brand new typewriter for in 1953. Although, I imagine he could have gotten a decent used one for a lot closer to the coin operated cost.


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