The 1953 Keaton Music Typewriter
The Keaton Music Typewriter is an extremely rare typewriter that prints musical notation on to sheet music paper. The typewriter was invented in 1933 by Robert H. Keaton and was originally available with 14 keys. A 33 key version (pictured) was released in 1953. Exact production numbers are unknown, but estimates for the number of machines still in existence range from 6 to two dozen. Jack’s Red Barn on Etsy is selling one for $6000 (the typewriters were originally $225).