theatlantic:

Last Typewriter Factory in the World Shuts Its Doors

With only about 200 machines left — and most of those in Arabic languages — Godrej and Boyce shut down its plant in Mumbai, India, today. “Although typewriters became obsolete years ago in the west, they were still common in India — until recently,” according to the Daily Mail, which ran a special story this morning about the typewriters demise. “Demand for the machines has sunk in the last ten years as consumers switch to computers.” 

Above, the Peter Mitterhofer 1864 typewriter. See more classic typewriters at The Atlantic

theatlantic:

Last Typewriter Factory in the World Shuts Its Doors

With only about 200 machines left — and most of those in Arabic languages — Godrej and Boyce shut down its plant in Mumbai, India, today. “Although typewriters became obsolete years ago in the west, they were still common in India — until recently,” according to the Daily Mail, which ran a special story this morning about the typewriters demise. “Demand for the machines has sunk in the last ten years as consumers switch to computers.” 

Above, the Peter Mitterhofer 1864 typewriter. See more classic typewriters at The Atlantic