I read today with great sadness that
Godrej and Boyce - the last company left in the world that was still manufacturing typewriters - has shut down its production plant in Mumbai, India with just a few hundred machines left in stock.
The firm began production in the 1950s – when Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru described the typewriter as a symbol of India’s emerging independence and industrialisation
The first commercial typewriter was produced in the U.S. in 1867 and by the turn of the century had developed into the standardised format – including a qwerty’ keyboard – that we know today.
Miss Lemon just one of thousands of ladies that earned a respectiable living working as a secatary.
One has to ask the question ...
What is the world coming to when such beautiful machines are now totally obsolete...
Tallulah May x