Leroy Anderson (1908-1975) was a composer of pops orchestral music, mainly composing short, happy pieces.
In 1950, Leroy wrote a piece called “The Typewriter”, which featured a solo on a mechanical typewriter. The Typewriter received its first performance when Leroy Anderson conducted the one minute and forty-five second song for a Decca Records recording session in 1953. Shortly after, a full band arrangement was published by Fred Werle.
Below is a 2008 performance of that piece by the Strauss Festival Orchestra, featuring percussionist Martin Breinschmid on the typewriter:
The 1963 film “Who’s Minding the Store?” features Jerry Lewis pantomiming playing the typewriter part in mid-air:
Der Plan is a German electronic music group from Düsseldorf, formed in the earlier months of 1979 by Moritz Reichelt (A.K.A. “Moritz R”), Kai Horn, and Frank Fenstermacher, originally under the name of Weltaufstandsplan (“The World Rebellion Plan”). This group is considered the pioneer of Neue Deutsche Welle (New German Wave).