Cartoon typewriters aren’t real, of course.

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But there are times when cartoon typewriters are more reliable than the real thing. An archived Real Estate Article from 2011 shows the interior of a property (a sprawling wine country estate in Santa Rosa, California) that Charles M Schulz purchased from the Roman Catholic Church in the early 1970s.

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Given the Peanuts wall art and a Schulz Biography carefully positioned alongside a large (Royal Quiet Writer?) typewriter, I think we can  safely say that this is not a typewriter that ever belonged to Mr Schulz, but simply a product of the imagination of a highly-motivated real estate agent.

More reliable of course, is the provenance of the typewriter that was a product of the imagination of Schulz himself…

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“It was a dark and stormy night. Suddenly a typewriter rang out!”

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A (Smith Corona?) typewriter that Schulz did use is shown (not so clearly) in the following photographs:

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Photo by Nat Farbman//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images

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