Last Typewriter Factory In The World In Mumbia, India Stops Production

By on Apr 26, 2011 in Asia, Business, World Comments


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The last standing typewriter factory in the world, Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Co. Ltd., is closing its plant in Mumbai, India and is putting its last 500 machines on sale at discount prices.

As reported earlier by several international news sites, the plant was forced to shut down because of declining orders recently due to the increase in the usage of computers.

“From the early 2000 onwards, computers started dominating. All the manufacturers of office typewriters stopped production, except us”, general manager Millind Dukle told the India’s Business Standard newspaper. “We are not getting many orders now. But this might be the last chance for typewriter lovers”, Dukle added.

The first commercial typewriter was produced in the United States in 1867 which pioneered the QWERTY keyboard layout present on personal computers.



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