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World’s Last Typewriter Factory Shuts Down

Written on April 26, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Long live the Typewriter!

If you have a at your home or your mom or dad’s home, take a good look at it, because it may be the only one you’d be able to see. , a small plant located in Mumbai and the very last factory in the world, has closed down due to the inevitable obvious: Computers.

People saw it coming. Ever since early 2000s, the demand for typewriters have been on a decline — thanks to personal computers. Though several typewriter factories relatively did well despite the rise of the digital age, in 2009, the industry came to a point where they are no longer needed.

According to Milind Dukle, Godrej and Boyce’s general manager:

“From the early 2000s onwards, computers started dominating. All the manufacturers of office typewriters stopped production, except us. ‘Till 2009, we used to produce 10,000 to 12,000 machines a year. But this might be the last chance for typewriter lovers. Now, our primary market is among the defence agencies, courts and government offices.”

Take a good look at your typewriters one more time ladies and gents, what you’re seeing there is not just an endangered specimen, but a form of that was crafted by the sheer ingenuity of the human mind left by humans for the sleeker, shinier computers.

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